Report: Central defender Willy Boly rejects £6.8 million transfer to Wolverhampton Wanderers

Willy Boly in action

Braga defender Willy Boly has reportedly rejected a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Willy Boly in action

According to reports from A Bola, Braga defender Willy Boly has rejected a big money move to Championship outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Wolverhampton have shown a lot of ambition in the transfer market following the club’s £45 million takeover by wealthy Chinese group Fosun International.

Due to the investment company’s links with super agent Jorge Mendes, Wolves have tapped into the Portuguese market and the likes of Helder Costa, Ola John and Joao Teixeira have been acquired by the club this summer.

Sporting Braga's Josue Pesqueira (R) celebrates his goal against Fenerbahce with his teammate Willy Boly

High profile names such as Talisca and Luisao were also strongly linked with a move to Molineux but the aforementioned transfers broke down at the last minute.

With a week to go before the end of the transfer window, Wolves are still looking to recruit a few new players and the Championship side are unsurprisingly scouring the Portuguese Primeira Liga in a bid to strengthen their squad.

Recently, reports from Portugal had claimed that Wolverhampton were eyeing up a swoop for Braga star Willy Boly to strengthen their backline.

Walter Zenga

Boly played a crucial role in helping Braga to a fine 4th placed finish in the Portuguese top flight as well as an extended run in the Europa League last term and Wolves boss Walter Zenga was said to have identified the 25-year-old as a target.

Now in a further development to the story, Portuguese outlet A Bola have gone on to claim that Wolves had indeed placed an offer worth up to £6.8 million for Boly but the defender has decided against a switch to Molineux.

The report states that Boly does not want to play in the Championship and will not be joining Wolves despite the lucrative offer on the table.

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