Reports on Friday claimed Premier League outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers were close to signing Patrick Cutrone from Serie A giants AC Milan.
Wolverhampton Wanderers first made contact with AC Milan striker Patrick Cutrone a month ago but, according to Calciomercato, the youngster is not convinced about the idea of swapping San Siro for Molineux.
On Friday, reports emerged suggesting that Wolves were on the verge of signing one of the most promising young strikers in European football.
The Express and Star claimed that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were in advanced negotiations with Cutrone and were increasingly confident of getting a deal over the line. Three days later, however, there has been little movement.
Now, perhaps we know why.
According to Calciomercato, Cutrone is far from convinced that leaving AC Milan for Wolves would be the best idea.
The Premier League high-flyers contacted the 21-year-old four weeks ago but it seems that there is a lot of work still to do if they want to tempt Cutrone to leave one of the biggest clubs in world football, even if Milan will miss out on European football next season after breaching Financial Fair Play regulations.
This old-school number nine is also likely to spend much of next season on the bench given that Milan also have Krzysztof Piatek, one of the few young strikers around who can claim to be on another level entirely to Cutrone.
Wolves won’t give up yet but it seems that all the excitement was a little premature.