Middlesbrough have rejected a bid from Premier League club Wolves for star winger Adama Traore, according to the Express and Star.
Boro boss Tony Pulis looks resigned to losing his star man this summer, but is clearly not looking to sell on the cheap after rejecting a bid from the Midlanders.
The 22 year old is a top target for Nuno Espirito Santo this summer as the Portuguese manager looks to finish in the top half of the Premier League next season.
It is understood that Traore has an £18m release clause in his contract at the Riverside, but Wolves believe that the winger does not merit that valuation.
Huddersfield Town are also thought to be interested in signing the explosive midfielder after they sold Tom Ince to Stoke City last week.
Ivan Cavaleiro has been subject to interest from Fulham this summer and if Wolves could get a deal done for Traore, it would allow Cavaleiro to depart Molineux.
The former Spanish U21 International joined the Teesiders in 2016 from Aston Villa on a four year deal.
He has made 61 league appearances for Boro since his arrival, netting 5 goals last season.
Despite only scoring 5 goals, Traore still proved a handful for Championship defenders last term as he registered 10 assists.
He made 11 appearances in the Premier League with Aston Villa during the 2015/16 season, and will want a second shot at playing in England’s top flight.
Traore’s time at Middlesbrough now appears to be coming to an end, but Tony Pulis is desperate to keep hold of him and Wolves will have to up their offer in order land their man.