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Wolves transfer: Lage stunned as Lille reject bid for defender

Wolves won’t be signing defender Sven Botman from Lille today. The centre-back had been linked with a move to Molineux, although The Sun claims the deal is now off.

Botman has been linked with several clubs this summer. It had been thought that Wolves had made a breakthrough, although Lille have rejected the club’s bid.

It is unsure what the bid was but Wolves have now turned their attention away from Botman and onto other targets.

Bruno Lage is desperate to bolster his ranks today. His team has lost all three games 1-0 so far this season. Goals are proving hard to come by and the boss would dearly love an attacker too.

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Botman would have been a decent addition to the Wolves ranks. The 21-year-old is a talented central defender and despite his tender years, he has plenty of experience.

Lille won the league last season with Botman leading the rearguard with aplomb. He has also been linked with a move to Liverpool in the past and looks set for a bright future.

Botman has also played for Heerenveen and Ajax during his career. Wolves have now pulled out of the race and will target Fulham centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo instead.

Wolves need to switch gears quickly after Botman blow

Time is ticking and Lage has work to do. His team has played well in each of their three matches this season but the league table can be a brutal benchmark at times.

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The reality is that Wolves are pointless and the squad is in need of some minor tweaking. A new centre-back and another attacking option would make for a decent deadline day for Wolves.

Botman would have been a tremendous signing but Wolves can’t sulk over the setback and the club has to move quickly to pursue another target.

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