Wolverhampton Wanderers are lining up an £18 million bid for Olympiakos defender Pape Abou Cisse, according to Greek publication Gavros, as Nuno Espirito Santo looks to add some much-needed depth to one of the Premier League’s smallest squads.
It has been a quiet summer so far at Molineux. Only Raul Jimenez, Leander Dendoncker and Jonny Castro Otto have been signed on permanent deals after impressive loan spells in the Black Country.
But with just a few weeks remaining in the transfer window, and with Wolves needed to strength a squad that will be tasked with balancing domestic exploits with Europa League football next season, further additions are required.
Senegal international Cisse would be a solid investment given that he is already more than comfortably playing in a back three, the system Nuno has used to great effect since taking over at Wolves in the summer of 2017.
And Gavros claims that the Black Country outfit are set to make an £18 million bid for a centre-half who has missed out on the Greek Superleague title twice since joining Olympiakos from Ajaccio two years ago.
90Min stated last week that Arsenal were also interested and were confident of getting a deal done for Cisse. But with The Gunners seemingly focusing on a new winger and a creative midfielder instead for the time being, the door is open for Wolves to win the race.
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