Mario Lemina’s proposed move from Southampton to Wolverhampton Wanderers fell through as the two Premier League clubs were unable to agree terms on an initial loan deal, according to Foot Mercato.
Transfer deadline day ended up being quiet a frustrating one for Wolves fans. It started amid links with two high quality midfielders, Franck Kessie and Lemina, and ended with the little-known Meritan Shabani posing in front of Molineux.
According to Corriere dello Sport, AC Milan enforcer Kessie turned down a move to the Black County as Wolves only offered a £50,000-a-week deal. The Ivory Coast international wanted closer to £70,000.
But what about Lemina?
According to Foot Mercato, the former Juventus and Marseille ace was in talks to join Wolves on loan with a mandatory purchase option. But the deal failed to materialise as Wolves and Southampton simply weren’t in the same head-space when it came to the stipulations of the deal.
Lemina was conspicuous by his absence as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side lost 3-0 to Burnley in their Premier League opener on Saturday too. Fortunately, he has another three weeks to secure a move back to the European mainland before it’s too late.
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