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Tottenham, Leeds & Newcastle remain interested in Adama Traore

Graeme Bailey
Adama Traore won't be returning to Barcelona
Adama Traore won't be returning to Barcelona / Fran Santiago/GettyImages
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Adama Traore will still leave Wolves this summer despite Barcelona passing up the chance to sign him permanently, 90min understands, and a number of Premier League sides are exploring a deal.

The 26-year-old spent the second half of the 2021/22 season on loan at Barça, but they have confirmed they will not be taking up their option to buy the winger.

Wolves will now focus on trying to offload Traore for good. Tottenham Hotspur tried to buy him in January but the two clubs could not agree terms, and 90min understands Antonio Conte's side remain interested in the Spain international.

Newcastle and Leeds are also believed to be interested in Traore having previously enquired about his services.


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Wolves technical director Scott Sellars has already admitted that there is little chance that Traore stays at Molineux as he now enters the final 12 months of his contract.

"I think that, ultimately, Adama didn’t want to stay, he doesn’t want to sign a new contract, was offered, in our opinion, a very good contract," Sellars told the Birmingham Mail.

"I think it was a situation where we had to look at that, he wasn’t playing, so wasn’t actually given an opportunity to show his skills, his ability, couldn’t get into the team, so we felt at the time probably to go to his hometown where he’s from, obviously he’s got a close affinity to the club and he wanted really to push that to go, that for all parties really it was the best option.

"We wanted him to go there, show everyone what he could do in Spain, obviously being back home, but ultimately, like with us, he hasn’t had the minutes that he probably wanted himself."

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