Report: Aston Villa, West Brom stalling on move for Wolves’ Bakary Sako due to wage demands

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Bakary Sako is set to leave Wolves at the end of the season, and Aston Villa and West Brom want him.

The 27-year-old winger is sure to secure a move to the Premier League this summer, but a report in the Telegraph has explained that Villa and West Brom are holding off a deal due to his wage demands.

Sako, currently of Wolves, is said to be demanding over £50,000-per-week should any club wish to purchase his services, an exception wage packet for a player who has yet to play in the Premier League.

Despite scoring 37 goals, and creating 33 more in 123 games for Wolves, as well as performing well in the French Ligue 1 with Saint-Etienne, Sako is still an unproven talent, and Villa and West Brom are reportedly turning him down whilst the wage demands remain so high.

This season, the Malian international netted 15 goals in 41 Championship games, as Wolves missed out on the play-offs on the final day of the season, and with his £25,000-a-week contract with the Midlands club expiring in June, he is said to be targeting a move to the top flight - with offers from abroad also entertaining him.

The report claims that Sako has already held talks with both Villa and West Brom, although both clubs are holding off on a deal, with the £50,000 wage demands set to make him the Baggies highest paid player, if a deal was to be agreed.

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