On August 16th, Nice-Matin reported OGC Nice have been trying to sign Rayan Aït-Nouri all summer and the Wolverhampton Wanderers player seemed to be motivated to leave Molineux.

Last week, L’Equipe explained that the Ligue 1 side and their manager, Francesco Farioli, had set their sights on signing one of Aït-Nouri and Aston Villa’s Lucas Digne.

Le10 Sport state the 22-year-old has received interest from several clubs and that Wolves have ‘held discussions’ with Nice over a potential deal for him.

It’s claimed the French club were working on signing the defender on a loan deal with an option to buy and the deal seemed well on track before the Premier League side ‘finally blocked’ his transfer.

Nice now have a very slim chance of signing the Algeria international because Wolves don’t want to let him go, even on a permanent transfer.

The player’s situation has changed after Gary O’Neil replaced Julen Lopetegui at Molineux earlier this month.

Aït-Nouri started the opening two league games and came off the bench in Wolves’ 1-0 over Everton at the weekend. Le10 state this is ‘proof’ that the manager has confidence in the fullback, which is why Wolves have ‘finally blocked’ his transfer.