Report: Bournemouth fail with late bid for Willy Boly, will sign Wolves deal

Harlee Dean of Birmingham is challenged by Willy Boly during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St Andrews on December 4, 2017 in...

Wolverhampton Wanderers look set to fend off Bournemouth for Willy Boly.

Harlee Dean of Birmingham is challenged by Willy Boly during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St Andrews on December 4, 2017 in...

According to The Mirror (22:04), Bournemouth's late move for defender Willy Boly will fail as he will instead sign a permanent deal with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Boly, 24, was one of a raft of signing made by Wolves last summer, as he chose to reunite with his former Porto boss Nuno Espirito Santo at Molineux.

Willy Boly of Wolverhampton Wanderers motivates his team mates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Fulham at Molineux on November 3, 2017 in Wolverhampton,...

The French defender, standing at 6ft 3in tall, became a cult hero amongst Wolves fans, and his superb performances in the heart of Nuno's defence was a major part of the club's promotion.

Boly was only on loan for the season though, and Wolves have been attempting to get a permanent deal done, with a £10million move close according to reports from Sky Sports just days ago.

Now, The Mirror (22:04) report that Bournemouth made a late move for Boly, but their attempts will come up short as Boly will commit his future to Wolves and sign that permanent deal.

Kenneth Zahore of Cardiff City is tackled by Willy Boly of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Cardiff...

Bournemouth do have Steve Cook, Nathan Ake, Simon Francis and Tyrone Mings available at centre back, but they may have seen Boly as an opportunity too good to pass up given his blend of aerial ability, strength and speed across the ground.

Wolves' imminent deal to keep hold of Boly is a major coup and will kickstart their summer transfer business, whilst Bournemouth are left to go back to the drawing board as they pursue a defender.

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