Traore joins Wolves on five-year deal

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That offer has remained on the table from Wolves and the Premier League new boys are working to try and push through the deal before Thursday's transfer deadline.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are poised to break their transfer record again this summer, having met Adama Traore's release clause at Middlesbrough, per the BBC's David Ornstein.

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Manchester City youngster Zinchenko was the club's initial target, but the reigning champions refused to part company with the 21-year-old. It is a team with a big history and when people tell me I had the possibility of coming here I thought it was great.

Wolves finished top of the Championship table last campaign by nine points ahead of fellow promotion-winners Cardiff in second place with Fulham earning promotion via the play-offs.

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He moved to Middlesbrough the following summer, scoring five goals in 71 appearances at the Riverside.

The newspaper also notes how Simpson would count towards Wolves' homegrown quota, which is significant given the high number of overseas players now on the books at Molineux.

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Traore, who emerged through the Barcelona youth system before joining Aston Villa and then Middlesbrough, is Nuno Espirito Santo's fifth signing since the Black Country club secured promotion to the Premier League.