• Man Utd reportedly are chasing Wolves' Adama Traore
  • The striker's transfer fee is expected to be $163 million
  • The current soccer season has been halted due to the coronavirus pandemic

Manchester United reportedly are preparing for a transfer battle against a few top-flight European clubs including Liverpool FC and Real Madrid over Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves) star Adama Traore.

The Spanish striker has been in a great form this season with six goals and 12 assists in as many as 43 appearances for Wolves, across competitions, before the 2019-20 campaign was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ahead of 2018-19 season, Traore was signed by Wolves on a five-year-contract on an undisclosed fee. When the upcoming summer transfer window opens for the soccer clubs, Wolves are expecting to receive offers for Traore from various top clubs including Liverpool and Man Utd and Manchester City and the club owners. Fosun has reportedly labeled the player with a transfer fee of $163 million.

While Man City and Liverpool’s interest in the 24-year-old forward was also known, the Red Devils are the latest club to express interest in signing him this summer. Clubs from other leagues are also looking to rope in Traore ahead of the next season.

According to a report by French outlet Le 10 Sport, the other clubs that are interested in signing Traore are Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich, and the player’s former club, FC Barcelona along with their La Liga rivals, Real Madrid.

Liverpool could be denied their first English title for 30 years if the season is cancelled
Liverpool could be denied their first English title for 30 years if the season is cancelled AFP / Paul ELLIS

Earlier in an interview, Traore admitted that a move to Spain this summer as possible. “It wouldn't be a problem for me [if Madrid called], I don't close my door to anything. Right now I am very happy where I am, the team and the people are fantastic,” Traore told Spanish newspaper, La Vanguardia.

“Being in Europe is a new stage for us and the physiotherapists work incredibly hard on ensuring our recovery [between the extra games]. Offers from Madrid or Barca will come when they come, but my mentality is to continue growing as a player,” the 24-year-old explained further.