Morgan Gibbs-White: Wolves boss standing his ground amid Forest move talk; Conor Coady exit latest

Morgan Gibbs-White while on loan at Sheffield United

Wolves boss Bruno Lage has confirmed the club has rejected another bid for Morgan Gibbs-White from Nottingham Forest.

Newly-promoted Forest have been reported to have made a third offer worth up to £35million for Gibbs-White, but Lage insists the player is key to his plans.

Forest’s bid was devised of £25m up front and £10m in add-ons for the 22-year-old attacking midfielder.

But Lage said: “We rejected because he’s an important player for me, my dynamic and the future. He feels important, he is happy.

“When you have this connection between manager and player, everything is good. He is fit and motivated.”

Gibbs-White spent the 2021/22 season on loan at Sheffield United in the Championship. The midfielder made 40 appearances in all competitions for both the Blades and Wolves, registering 13 goals and an impressive 10 assists.

Lage hints at Coady exit

Wolves launch their Premier League campaign at Leeds on Saturday in a game that could see Conor Coady on the bench.

The Wolves skipper is being tipped to join Everton, with Lage likely to name him on the bench for the opener.

Lage has switched to a back four for the new season, a change that does not suit Coady’s skillset.

And while Lage is still a big fan of his skipper he hinted that it’s time for change.

Lage added: “He is one of the best people I know in football. He’s still my captain. I have to understand what’s best for him and for the club.

“I look at how my team is improving and the dynamic we are creating. We have been working on playing with a line of four this pre-season.

“I’ve got six players that can play in the defence. But I have massive respect for Conor and what he gives to the club. I will not forget that.”

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