Wolves join race for €35m-rated Southampton star linked with Man Utd

Date published: Thursday 25th July 2019 1:40 - Oli Fisher

Wolves are ready to rival Manchester United for the signing of Southampton star Mario Lemina, according to the latest reports.

The midfielder has signalled his intention of quitting the south-coast club in search of “another level” this summer, the Saints appear willing to be willing to oblige if his asking price is met.

Earlier in the month, it was claimed that Manchester United had been granted permission to sign Lemina in a potential £18million deal, though sources within the club reportedly rubbished those rumours.

That didn’t stop Spanish outlet Don Balon going big though, and they stated that Paul Pogba would be allowed to leave Old Trafford as United have agreed a €35m deal for Lemina as his replacement.

Now, a report from Sky Sports claims that Wolves are now interested in exploring a deal for the 25-year-old as boss Nuno Espirito Santo wants to bring in another central midfielder before the end of the window.

Lemina – who was a £15.4m signing from Juventus in 2017 – is not believed to be Wolves’ first choice target, however.


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