"Alarm bells will start ringing" if Wolverhampton Wanderers fail to tie Adama Traore down to a new contract quickly, according to Express & Star reporter Luke Hatfield.
What's the latest news involving Traore?
Reports suggest, in a bid to fend off interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, Wolves are looking to make Traore the club's highest-paid player by agreeing a new four-year deal worth £120,000-per-week.
Transfer insider Dean Jones fears Wolves will be disappointed in their efforts to ensure Traore's long-term future remains at Molineux as he told GMS the winger has set his sights on a move in the not-too-distant future.
Spurs, under former Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo, looked to negotiate a season-long loan which included the view to a permanent £40million deal next summer.
However, Wolves were not interested in sanctioning a temporary move, resulting in Spurs returning with a £30million bid hours before the deadline.
But Spurs' offer was turned down and the north London club were unwilling to match Wolves' £45million valuation for the 25-year-old.
What has Luke Hatfield said about Traore?
Hatfield has urged Wolves to agree fresh terms with Traore imminently and fears the Spain international will have to be sold for a cut-price fee if a new contract is not signed by the time the season comes to an end.
He told GMS: "It's not long now and alarm bells will start ringing sooner or later because, next summer, he will only have a year left on his deal.
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"Then they would really be struggling to protect the value of the player because the teams know they can pick him up for free in the next window.
"It's a really tough situation for Wolves."
How has Traore performed this season?
Traore has started all four of Wolves' Premier League games so far and played a key role as Bruno Lage's side grabbed their first points of the campaign thanks to a 2-0 win over newly-promoted Watford at the weekend.
The winger also emerged as a late substitute in the League Cup second round thrashing of Championship side Nottingham Forest last month.
Traore's impressive form led to a call-up to Spain's squad during the international break, where he came off the bench in World Cup qualifiers against Sweden and Kosovo.News Now - Sport News