L’Équipe report that Premier League side Wolves are proving insistent in their efforts to sign French youth international central defender Benoît Badiashile from AS Monaco.
The 20-year-old, who already has 104 professional matches under his belt, has always been considered by English and European clubs as an exciting prospect, with Bayer Leverkusen very close to signing the player in the summer of 2020, just before the arrival of Niko Kovač, Manchester United have also been following his progression.
In recent days, at least two English clubs have positioned themselves. The first has been following the player for a long-time: Wolves. The 8th placed side have formally approached Monaco to understand their intentions for the defender, suggesting that they would be willing to put together a €30m package in order to sign Badiashile.
ASM have initially rebuffed this approach – the player himself had not been seeking a departure this January, but if an interesting opportunity arises, things could change.
Although it is more likely that Badiashile looks for a departure in summer, an exit in January is not totally out of the question, as the newspaper expects at least 1 formal bid from the Premier League before the end of the window.
Newcastle are also considering testing the waters with a proposal and have begun to make discreet enquiries.