Mario Lemina wants to leave Southampton this summer, he’s made that very clear.

Speaking last month, the midfielder explained his move to the Saints from Juventus was always seen as a stepping stone in his career and he wanted to move on to, presumably, bigger and better things.

Manchester United and Arsenal were both linked with the Southampton player, but nothing came of it, and then there was talk of a move to Saint Etienne, although that clearly didn’t seem like a step up.

Wolves have also been linked, and now there are claims from France that the club are pushing ahead with their efforts.

Foot Mercato reports Wolves ‘accelerate’ to sign the player, and are ‘one step ahead’ of the competition.

They’ve gone further than simply being interested, and now want the signing done before the window closes on Thursday. Wolves are in ‘advanced discussions’ with Southampton, and the deal would be a loan with a compulsory purchase option.

Other clubs are also keen, and it’s suggested Wolves need to hurry.