Long-term Liverpool forward on the verge to sign new contract

Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Adama Traore who has been strongly linked with a switch to Barcelona and Liverpool all summer long has distanced himself from speculation about a possible return to Nou Camp.

The 24-year-old explosive winger who made his Spain debut against Portugal on Wednesday night, represented the Catalan club between 2004 and 2015 before making a switch to Aston Villa.

Traore’s progression at Wolves has led to speculations that the Catalan heavyweights could attempt to bring him back, while the Merseyside Reds are also believed to be admirers of his talent and want him to make a switch to Anfield.

However, the Spain international has insisted that he is currently focused on improving his game.

“It’s not my decision whether I would suit Barcelona. My mentality is to work every day to be better,” Traore told reporters.

The Spaniard has managed to found back of the net seven times and provided 15 assists in 95 games for Wolves since joining them from Middlesbrough back in 2018.

Meanwhile, Manchester United and Liverpool have reportedly decided against making a move for Watford forward Ismaila Sarr before the domestic deadline.

The deadline for international transfers and deals between top-tier teams passed on Monday, however, the Premier League team can still do business with English teams for another week.

The Red Devils and the Merseyside Reds were believed to have been looking at Sarr as an alternative to their long-term target Jadon Sancho and back-up choice for French winger Ousmane Dembele, both of whom they missed out on.