A Premier League side is understood to have made a €25m bid to sign Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Dani Olmo before the January transfer window closes.
The 21-year-old has attracted interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs and is widely expected to leave the Croatian side in the next few weeks as he looks to seal a place in Spain’s Euro 2020 squad.
AC Milan were believed to have already agreed a deal with Dinamo, but Olmo himself wanted to wait for more offers before making a decision. Now, Sportske novosti note that an English side has joined the race for his signature.
While they cannot confirm which club it is that has made the €25m offer, it is thought to have come from Wolverhampton Wanderers, who showed an interest in signing Olmo last summer.
€20m was enough for Dinamo to agree the deal with Milan, so this €25m offer will almost certainly do the job. However, the decision will come down to Olmo, who may be hesitant about joining Wolves.
His entire issue with joining Milan stemmed from the fact that they are unlikely to be able to offer him regular Champions League football, and that goes for Wolves as well. Nuno Espírito Santo’s side sit sixth in the Premier League and are five points behind the top four.
While they do seem closer to the Champions League than Milan – especially given they can qualify by winning the Europa League – it still seems unlikely that Olmo would want to make the move to Molineux.
The Foxes are on track to qualify for the Champions League, while Spurs are expected to be back among Europe’s elite in the future, so Olmo may choose to hold off until closer to the end of the transfer window.
There are still offers from the Bundesliga to come, so Olmo doesn’t really seem close to deciding on his next move just yet.