Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly eyeing an ambitious move for Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi.
The Argentine edition of Marca, as translated by 90min, claim that Wolves’ Premier League rivals West Ham United are also keen on the player.
Otamendi has found regular football hard to come by this season, making just 17 top-flight appearances.
That is, of course, partly down to the riches that manager Pep Guardiola has at his disposal, with the Catalonian being able to call on John Stones, Aymeric Laporte and Vincent Kompany as well as Otamendi.
However, the 32-year-old is reportedly becoming frustrated with the situation and could look for a move for the benefit of his career.
The length of his contract with the defending champions could be a stumbling block in any potential move, with the player signing an extension until 2022 last January.
Wolves have conceded 44 goals on their return to England’s best league this season and were yesterday linked with a move for Victor Lindelof of Man City’s cross-city rivals Manchester United.
The fact that the Molineux club are being linked with players of such calibre shows just how much progress they have made under the leadership of manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
Wolves' current central defensive options
Club captain Coady has impressed this season, with his performances putting him on the radar of England manager Gareth Southgate
Bennett is perhaps the least heralded of the Wolves back three, but his importance to the team will be duly noted by his team-mates and manager
The Frenchman joined the club in the summer of 2017 and has been influential at the back, as well as scoring a couple at the other end of the pitch
Saiss has been the back up to the main trio this season, giving a good account of himself whenever plunged into action
The Belgian has played at centre-back in the past but has been flourishing in the centre of the midfield of late, making it unlikely hat Nuno Espirito Santo would move him backwards