Report: Wolves will offer £18m for Olympiakos's Pape Abou Cisse

Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach

Pape Abou Cisse has been linked with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Pape Abou Cissé of Olympiakos Piraeus during Super League Championship match between FC Levadiakos and Olympiakos Piraeus in Levadia, Greece on 13 Jamuary 2019.

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.

Arnaldo Antonio Sanabria of Real Betis competes for the ball with Pape Abou Cisse of Olympiacos during the UEFA Europa League Group F match between Real Betis and Olympiacos at Estadio...

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.

Dynamo's midfielder Mykola Shaparenko (L) vies with Olympiacos' defender Pape Abou Cisse during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg football match between FC Dynamo Kyiv and...

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