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Wolverhampton Wanderers FC reportedly planning a shock £20million swoop for Andre Gray

According to reports from the Daily Mirror, Wolverhampton Wanderers are ready to splash as much as £20million in order to acquire Andre Gray from Burnley.

Wolverhampton Wanderers were acquired by wealthy Chinese investment Group Fosun international last summer and considering the influx of money to Molineux, it was widely expected that the Midlands  club would be challenging for promotion into the Premier League.

As it turned out though, Wolves endured a terrible campaign and having failed with the Walter Zenga project, they had to settle for a lowly 15th placed finish in the Championship under Paul Lambert.

Over the summer though, the level of expectation at Wolves has gone through the roof once again as the club appointed the highly rated Nuno Espirito Santo as manager and the Portuguese boss has managed to bring in a host of top class players to the club so far.

The likes of Ruben Neves, Roderick Miranda, Diogo Jota, Willy Boly, John Ruddy and Ryan Bennett are just some of the well known players to have arrived through the gates at Molineux and it is believed that manager Santo will be looking to bring in a few more big names to the club before the end of the transfer window.

Now in sensational reports from the Daily Mirror, claims are being made that Wolves are currently considering a shock move for Burnley star Andre Gray and that they are prepared to pay as much as £20million in order to acquire the services of the Englishman.

Gray smashed 23 goals in 41 Championship appearances to help Burnley earn promotion into the Premier League and he managed a decent 10 strikes in 36 appearances to help Clarets keep their status as a top flight team last season.

Such exploits from Gray have seen him attract the interest from a host of clubs and Tottenham Hotspur were said to have viewed the 26-year-old as a potential backup to Harry Kane.

Tottenham’s interest in Gray seems to have cooled down in recent times but Wolverhampton have now emerged as the new suitors for the former Brentford man and the club will look to break their club record transfer fee in order to land the prolific attacker.

Moving down to the Championship once again might not be appealing for Gray but Wolves can offer a lot of money and with the club being led by ambitious owners as well as manager, joining the Midlands side could prove to be an exciting move.

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