Wolves given major boost in pursuit of £35m World Cup striker

Wolves’ efforts to sign AC Milan forward Andre Silva have moved a step closer, thanks to the Italian giants’ impending signing of Gonzalo Higuain.

Juventus striker Higuain is set to arrive at San Siro on an initial loan basis, a move which Calciomercato claim will allow Silva to join the Premier League newcomers.

Wolves have been linked with Silva throughout the summer, due to his association with agent Jorge Mendes, who has already facilitated several deals for the Molineux club. Mendes is eager for Silva to get more gametime, with the player having only started seven Serie A games since his move from Porto last summer. With the arrival of Higuain, opportunities for playing time are going to become even more limited.

However, Milan director Leonardo still sees potential in the player, so the clubs are exploring a loan agreement. Monaco and Valencia are also interested in a deal for the 22-year-old striker, who was involved in three World Cup matches for Portugal.

Silva could become the fifth Portuguese player to sign for Wolves’ first team this summer, after Rui Patricio and Joao Moutinho joined, and last season’s loan deals for Diogo Jota and Ruben Vinagre were made permanent.


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