Wolves ‘to battle Inter and AC Milan for £20m-rated Club Brugge defender Odilon Kossounou’ with Nuno Espirito Santo keen to bolster backline after below par campaign
- Liverpool were linked with Odilon Kossounou, but signed Ozan Kabak instead
- Kossounou has made 21 appearances for Club Brugge this season, scoring once
- Wolves’ Spanish wing-back Jonny signed a new four-and-a-half deal at Molineux
- Jonny recently returned after six months out with a cruciate ligament injury
Wolves are reportedly weighing up a bid for Club Brugge’s Ivorian defender Odilon Kossounou.
Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo is keen on shoring up his defence after a disappointing season and the £20million-rated centre-back could fit the bill.
According to The Sun, a number of top European clubs are also interested in the 20-year-old defender.
Wolves are reportedly interested in Club Brugge’s Ivorian defender Odilon Kossounou (left)
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is keen on strengthening his side’s defensive options
Serie A giants Inter and AC Milan have been linked with Kossounou, who is in his first season in Belgium after leaving Swedish club Hammarby.
Brugge are aware that the player is keen on a move to the Premier League and will hold out for a big fee.
Liverpool previously made enquiries about the Ivorian defender, but decided to sign Ozan Kabak on loan from Schalke instead.
Kossouno has made 21 appearances for Brugge this season, scoring once.
Wolves’ Spanish wing-back Jonny (right) has signed a new deal with the Midlands club
Wolves have already received a defensive boost after Spanish wing-back Jonny signed a new four-and-a-half deal at Molineux.
The 26-year-old Spain international has been unavailable for the past six months with a cruciate ligament injury. He played an integral role in helping the Midlands club secure back-to-back seventh placed finishes in the Premier League.
It’s been a disappointing campaign for Wolves so far; they’ve struggled for wins after striker Raul Jimenez got injured during their 2-1 win at Arsenal in November.
However, recent back-to-back league wins over Southampton and Leeds have moved them up to 11th in the table.
Next up for Wolves is a trip to Newcastle on Saturday 27 February.
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