Wolverhampton Wanderers have seen a £23 million bid for Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente rejected by the La Liga outfit, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The news was splashed across the front page of the print edition of the publication on Wednesday 7th August 2019.
Llorente signed for the San Sebastian-based outfit in 2017 from Real Madrid. He has played 57 times for the club, scoring seven goals in the process.
The 25-year-old centre-back was linked with a move to Everton earlier in the summer, with his performances last season alerting several clubs.
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo had submitted the £23 million bid but it was quickly rejected.
Real Madrid are owed a chunk of whatever Sociedad receive and with his contract running until 2022, they value him in the region of £36 million.
There is also a question to be asked over Llorente’s desire to join Wolves. The report suggests that he would need some persuasion to move to the Europa League hopefuls.
The defender believes there is a stronger prospect of him playing for Spain at next summer’s European Championships if he stays with Real Sociedad.
Llorente would have represented a quality signing for Wolves but they shouldn’t worry.
In Wily Boly, Conor Coady, Ryan Bennett and Jesus Vallejo, the club has already got four very good options at the back.
The Spanish target might have complemented the quota already in place, but he’s hardly a necessity for this transfer window.
Wolves are a club on the rise and any player who isn’t overly sure about moving to Molineux should be scrubbed off the list of targets.
Santo has built a tremendous squad and only players who want to be at the club should be targeted.
Llorente appears to have made his decision and if Wolves do want another defender they should look elsewhere.