Wolverhampton’s Adama Traore is close to making a return to his former club Barcelona, according to The Guardian.
The player has refused to sign a new deal at Wolves, despite manager Bruno Lage keen on keeping the 26-year-old at Molineux.
Xavi's side are looking to bring Traore in on a loan until June 2022. Barcelona would cover 100% of his wages while having an option to make the deal permanent for €30m + add-ons.
This latest development wouldn’t please Antonio Conte, as the Italian was interested in bringing the winger to North London. Although the Spaniard was initially interested in a move to Spurs, Barcelona’s emergence as an option all but blew Conte’s side out of the water.