Wolves are eyeing a move for Manchester City defender Stefan Savic – but look like having to move players on first.
Savic, a 21-year-old Montenegro international, is understood to be one of the centre-backs identified by new manager Stale Solbakken to strengthen Wolves’ defence.
The former Partizan Belgrade stopper may be available on a season-long loan if City can sign another central defender.
Described by City as “one of the brightest young talents in European football”, Savic made 20 appearances for the Premier League champions in all competitions last season and has seven caps, scoring twice.
Savic was Roberto Mancini’s second summer signing last year when he penned a four-year deal but was forced to be patient behind Vincent Kompany, former Wolves man Joleon Lescott and Pablo Zabaleta for much of the campaign.
But there are obstacles preventing Savic joining.
The pending signing of Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson and captures of Frank Nouble and Jamie Tank take the number of professionals at Wolves to around 50, most of which will report back for testing next week before pre-season training begins on July 9.
And it is understood that tally may well have to be trimmed before Solbakken can add further to his squad.
Steven Mouyokolo is back at Compton after his cruciate ligament injury and will be fit by September.
The French-born defender adds to a group of players competing for the centre-back places including Roger Johnson, Richard Stearman, Christophe Berra and Danny Batth, while Jody Craddock has a two-week trial to impress.
Steven Fletcher and Matt Jarvis should also be returning with no developments yet on the duo, who it is understood want to remain in the Premier League.