On January 26th, we covered multiple claims from Italy that explained Udinese are ahead of Parma in the race for Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Patrick Cutrone.

Earlier this month, the striker was recalled from his loan spell at Fiorentina and on Thursday, Nuno Espírito Santo talked down the possibility of the Italian leaving in the winter market.

“No, we are not looking at that situation. Patrick has been recalled like everybody knows. He had his chance, he is working and he’s part of the group,” the Wolves manager said.

The manager’s comments have not stopped reports about the 23-year-old’s potential exit in the last week of the January window.

According to TuttoMercatoWeb, the club owned by the Pozzo family seemed close to taking the Wolves man, but the expected developments haven’t taken place.

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Parma have taken advantage of this situation and in the last few hours, their president Kyle Krause has maintained ‘continuous contact’ with both Wolves and the player’s agent, Federico Pastorello, to take control of the situation.

It’s claimed Parma’s idea is to take the former AC Milan man on a loan deal with a ‘right of redemption’.

Sky Italia are also reporting Parma are ‘pressing’ for Cutrone after Udinese, who seemed close to acquiring his services, have so far ‘not closed’ his signing.