Liverpool are poised to try and pull a fast one with a cut-price £30m bid to land Wolves flyer Adama Traore.
Kop boss Jurgen Klopp is a big admirer of the Spain international who could be prised out of Molineux.
The 25-year-old has been on Klopp's wish list for some time but was always considered to be too costly.
But he can expect stiff resistance to a bargain deal with Wolves eager to hang on to the Premier League's sprint king.
The last time Liverpool came calling 18 months ago, Wolves were refusing to listen to offers of less than £60m.
They would brush aside suggestions that his value has halved, but several factors have brought the former Barcelona academy player's price tumbling.
The lockdown's savage effect on clubs' finances plus question marks over Traore's troublesome shoulder injury and his form last season have all conspired to slash his value.
He only managed to score twice last term in a campaign which was disrupted by his shoulder dislocating.
But Liverpool are likely to come up against a bigger obstacle than mere cash in any bid to land Traore.
Klopp is likely to see the powerhouse wide man as an impact player to affect games after coming from the bench.
Traore won't entertain that role and certainly won't be short of clubs willing to convince him he would have a starting role
So Klopp has a real problem trying to land a player he described as “unplayable” only a couple of seasons ago.
Italian giants Roma have also been linked with Traore while former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo could try to lure him to Tottenham if the price was right.
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