Wolves are keen to sign Japanese international Shoya Nakajima but have not sealed a deal yet, according to the Birmingham Mail.
That raises the prospect that Wolves may need to go higher to get their man, which would involve taking their spending into a new range by breaking their transfer record.
But the man who is currently their highest ever signing should make them think twice before going all in to sign Nakajima.
Traore was the most dangerous attacker in the Championship at the end of last season but he has struggled to make his mark even as Wolves have enjoyed a successful start to the campaign.
So is it really worth Nuno Santo trying to integrate another expensive winger into a side that already boasted Diogo Jota, Ivan Cavaleiro and Helder Costa?
It shouldn’t be and that’s what should be in Wolves’ mind as they battle for Nakajima during the January window.
Their focus should be on getting the best out of Traore, rather than chasing another expensive gamble.