On March 14th, we covered claims from Italy that Wolverhampton Wanderers had a scout to watch AS Roma goalkeeper Mile Svilar live in action against Brighton & Hove Albion at the Stadio Olimpico.

The Serbia international impressed by keeping a clean sheet and even played the full 90 minutes in the 1-0 defeat in the return leg.

According to Il Messaggero, Wolves had an official in attendance to take a closer look at the 24-year-old. They’re not the only Premier League club to be keen, with West Ham also scouting him.

The former Benfica man was Rui Patrício’s backup under José Mourinho but his situation improved after the Portuguese coach was replaced by Daniele De Rossi in January. He’s made nine appearances under De Rossi, keeping three clean sheets and conceding eight goals in the process.

Il Messaggero say Svilar went from an ‘unfulfilled promise to a hero’ against Feyenoord in the Europa League in February. This has helped him attract the attention of European clubs, and Wolves are mentioned.

The stopper’s deal lasts until 2027 and it’s not clear that he’ll change clubs in the summer. The Giallorossi have to raise €40m before June to balance the books and are aware that Svilar can ‘represent the future or a sacrifice’ to help them with funds.

Gary O’Neil’s side, for now, have only watched him closely at least twice, and it’s not clear whether they are ready to take further steps to sign the Roma player. As well as Wolves, West Ham United’s scout also monitored Svilar.