Report: Wolves in advanced talks to sign Milan striker Patrick Cutrone

Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach

AC Milan could reportedly sell Patrick Cutrone with Wolverhampton Wanderers keen to bring him to the Premier League.

AC Milan's Italian forward Patrick Cutrone celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match AC Milan vs Parma on Decembre 2, 2018 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. (Photo...

Wolverhampton Wanderers are in advanced talks to sign AC Milan striker Patrick Cutrone in what could be one of the best deals of the summer, according to the Express and Star.

It has been a rather frustrating summer so far at Molineux and, earlier in the week, manager Nuno Espirito Santo spoke out about the lack of new additions, pointing out to Sky that it was ‘obvious’ that Wolves needed signings.

Yet an eye-catching deal for one of the best young talents in Italian football will surely put a grin on Nuno’s face.

 

Como-born Cutrone rose through the ranks at Milan and scored 18 times in a superb breakthrough campaign in 2017/18. He found the net just nine times last season, however, with the January arrival of Krzysztof Piatek forcing him out of the starting XI.

With Milan needing to sell to avoid further Financial Fair Play sanctions (they’ve already been banned from next season’s Europa League) they could now cash in on one of their most promising players.

Patrick Cutrone of Italy U21 during the UEFA UNDER21 Championship match between Italy and Poland at Renato Dall'Ara on June 19, 2019 in Bologna, Italy.

And what a signing he would be for a Wolves side lacking real competition for Raul Jimenez up top. The Express and Star claims that the Black Country outfit are in a ‘great position’ to land Cutrone with talks over a deal that is likely to cost less than £22 million at an advanced stage.

Wolves fans will not be surprised to learn that Jorge Mendes, the super-agent who brought Ruben Neves, Rui Patricio and Joao Moutinho to Molineux, is at the heart of this deal.

Calciomercato broke the story last night, claiming that Mendes was pushing Cutrone towards Wolverhampton.

Patrick Cutrone of Milan celebrates after score during the Coppa Italia match between UC Sampdoria and AC Milan at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on January 12, 2019 in Genoa, Italy.

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