Report: Wolves willing to pay £30m for Andre Silva with Leicester interested

Nuno Espirito Santo, Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates with their fans after the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham FC at Molineux on May 04, 2019...

Premier League duo Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly want AC Milan's Sevilla loanee Andre Silva.

Andre Silva of AC Milan looks on during UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between AC Milan and Ludogorets Razgrad at the San Siro on February 22, 2018 in Milan, Italy.

Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers are competing to bring Andre Silva to the Premier League this summer, according El Desmarque.

The 23-year-old was once seen as one of the most promising young strikers anywhere in European football but, since swapping FC Porto for AC Milan, he has seen his reputation and goals tally take a substantial hit.

 

After scoring just twice in his debut season in Serie A, Silva was farmed out on loan to Sevilla and the goals have dried up again after a bright start in Spain. He hasn’t scored a La Liga goal since the turn of the year and El Desmarque reports that Sevilla will not take up their option to sign him permanently for £33 million.

This has, however, opened the door for Leicester and Wolves.

Portugal's forward Andre Silva (R) celebrates after scoring during the FIFA World Cup 2018 Group B qualifier football match between Portugal and Switzerland at the Luz Stadium in Lisbon on...

The report adds that Wolves are willing to equal the club record £30 million fee they paid to sign Raul Jimenez in order to bring in a Jorge Mendes-represented player they have been linked with since the winter of 2018.

Leicester, meanwhile, need a centre-forward to ease the burden on Jamie Vardy and Silva could be a terrific addition if he recaptures his outstanding Porto form.

Bernardo Silva of Portugal, celebrate his goal the 1-3 with Andre Silva of Portugal during the  UEFA Nations league match between Poland  v Portugal  at the Slaski Stadium on October 11,...

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