Report: Wolves will bid for Milan's Andre Silva after promotion

Nuno EspĂ­rito Santo manager of Wolves looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Wolverhampton at iPro Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Derby, England.

Andre Silva has struggled in Serie A with AC Milan, but is a stunning move to Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers on the cards?

Andre Silva of AC Milan competes for the ball with Quissanga Bastos of SS Lazio during the serie A match between AC Milan and SS Lazio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on January 28, 2018 in...

Who would have thought that a club in England’s second tier would ever have the financial might to plan a £34 million bid for an international number nine?

Wolves, however, are not your average Championship also-ran. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are a pretty much a Premier League team already and, with their Chinese owners providing huge funds in the transfer market, truly exceptional talents like Ruben Neves and Diogo Jota can be seen in the Black Country these days.

But could the best be yet to arrive? Stunning speculation emerged in January that Wolves were interested in signing AC Milan striker Andre Silva just a few months after he arrived at the San Siro from Porto for £34 million.

Andre Silva of AC Milan in action during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Torino FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on November 26, 2017 in Milan, Italy.

And Italian publication Calciomercato reports that Wolves will make a move for Portugal’s first-choice striker when they are inevitably promoted to the Premier League at the end of this season.

Wolves’ owners, Fosun International, are determined to lead the Molineux club into Europe within a few years so signing players of Silva’s ilk would be a great start. And it almost goes without saying that Jorge Mendes, the super-agent who brought Neves, Jota and co to the Midlands, also represents Milan’s number nine.

Portuguese football manager Jorge Mendes stands in front of the press during the release of the book 'The Special Agent' written by Miguel Cuesta and Jonathan Sanchez in Lisbon on February...

It remains to be seen, however, whether Milan are willing to sell. Silva scored six in six during the Europa League group-stage but has not hit the net in Serie A, falling to third in the pecking order.

Milan have spoken out about speculation and it seems that they see Silva as an important part of their plans going forward.

But with doubts surrounding the Rossineri’s ability to pay off huge loans, it has been suggested that they will have to cash in on some key players during the summer as Champions League qualification looks impossible.

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