Report: Wallace wants to join Wolves as Lazio reject £5.4m bid

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Santo celebrates with the fans at the end of the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC at Molineux Stadium on April 24,...

Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly enlisting the help of Jorge Mendes to sign Serie A centre-back Wallace.

Lazio's Brazilian defender Wallace (C) and Juventus' Portuguese defender Joao Cancelo go for the ball during the italian Serie A football match Lazio Roma vs Juventus on January 27, 2019...

Lazio defender Wallace has been convinced by the idea of moving to the Premier League with Wolverhampton Wanderers, according to CittaCeleste, though Nuno Espirito Santo’s side will have to increase their initial £5.4 million offer.

With just a month left in the transfer window, Wolves appear to be stepping up their pursuit of a number of targets and Wallace looks like he’d fit in rather comfortably in the Black Country.

He is a ball-playing centre-half who is at his best when fielded in a back three, after all.

 

The 24-year-old, a former Monaco and Braga defender, helped Lazio win the Coppa Italia title last season but it seems unlikely that he will still be in the Italian capital by the time 2019/20 kicks off.

CittaCeleste claims that Wallace is ‘very fond’ of Wolves, with the Premier League outfit making a £5.4 million bid for his services.

Fortuna Wallace and Luiz Felipe Ramos Marchi of SS Lazio celebrates victory  after the TIM Cup Final match between Atalanta BC and SS Lazio at Stadio Olimpico on May 15, 2019 in Rome,...

Wallace’s agent Jorge Mendes remains on excellent terms with the Midland giants and he is trying to convince Lazio to sell the defender on the cheap. Lazio’s outspoken president Claudio Lotito is not the easiest man to negotiate with, however.

He is demanding £7.2 million for Wallace as it stands.

Mendes has helped to bring Portuguese internationals Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves to Molineux in the last two years. But he has his work cut out convincing a man as stubborn as Lotito to accept reduced terms for Wallace.

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...

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