Two days ago, multiple reports coming out of Italy put Udinese in the front row for Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Patrick Cutrone.
On January 27th, we covered claims made by TuttoMercatoWeb, who explained Parma remained in the race for the striker.
It was also explained Parma president Kyle Krause has maintained ‘continuous contact’ with Wolves and the 23-year-old’s representative.
Sky Italia provides a fresh update and the latest development has put the club owned by the Pozzo family back in the lead for the Italian.
Udinese have completed a deal to land Fernando Llorente. Having already sealed the deal for the Spaniard, the Serie A side ‘returned to work to secure Patrick Cutrone as well’.
The frontman will be leaving Nuno Espírito Santo’s side before the window closes, according to the claims, and Sky further adds after ‘Parma’s setbacks’, who have decided to focus on other striker targets, Cutrone is now ‘close to Udinese’.
Journalist Gianluca Di Marzio provided the update for Sky and his comments have been relayed by Tutto Udinese.
Quoted by the website, Di Marzio said: “Udinese remain in pole position for Cutrone.”
That’s because Parma have ‘failed to make progress’ with Wolves for Cutrone’s signing, which is why they shifted their focus on other options.
On the other hand, there were contacts between the Premier League side and the Pozzo family on Wednesday afternoon. The negotiations continue and the two parties seem to be ‘less distant than they were 24 hours ago. There’s confidence for closure’.
Udinese are the frontrunners for Cutrone after Parma decided to look at other targets.