Report: Aston Villa and West Brom have Turkish and Russian rivals for transfer target Bakary Sako

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A report from France claims interest is widening for the Malian winger.

Wolves were staging a late fight for the play-off places in the Championship, but after two defeats on the bounce, are currently back in eighth place in the league.

They remain only three points behind Ipswich Town in the final play-off position, but with just three games left in the season, it looks like Wolves could be staying in the Championship next term.

That would mean a struggle to hold onto star man Bakary Sako.

The Malian winger has been their star man for two seasons now and is a player coveted by many, especially as his contract is up in the summer.

Now reports from France are suggesting the teams keen on his signature. There is Midland rivalry from Aston Villa and West Brom.

Foot Mercato also report that Turkish giants Besiktas and free-spending Russian side Dynamo Moscow are also keen on bringing him to the club.

Which would be bad news for both West Brom and Villa.

Both sides would be able to offer him a far more lucrative deal at their respective clubs and the chance to fight for domestic silverware.

However, if he wants to remain in England, and in the same area, the Midlands sides have the upper hand.

Time will tell where Sako ends up playing next season.

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