At the start of this year, Sport stated Wolverhampton Wanderers requested to take Riqui Puig last summer. It was also explained Bruno Lage’s side were interested in signing the Barcelona player on a loan deal in the winter market.

A deal was not carried out in the last two windows, but the Premier League club could be in the contention to sign the midfielder after this season.

The two clubs, however, have done business with the recent operations involved Francisco Trincão moving to Molineux and Adama Traoré to the Camp Nou. Both were loan deals with an option to buy.

On Friday, AS reported the La Liga side have not made a decision on whether or not to buy the Spain international. This has been dismissed by a latest report from Sport, who insist the Wolves owned player will continue at Barca next season.

Xavi Hernández’s side made a commitment to Traoré that they will retain him beyond this term, when taking him on a loan deal in January.

Despite not wanting to exercise the €30m buying option, Barca are ‘committed to closing’ the deal, as long as Wolves accept any of formulas proposed by Jorge Mendes.

The super-agent manages Trincão and Traoré, and has good ties with the English club. The first option would be to carry out a swap deal involving these two players. If this doesn’t work out, Barca are ready to offer another player and this is where Puig fits in.

The report states Wolves, who wanted the 22-year-old in the past, still ‘have him on the table’. The Blaugrana could offer Puig in exchange for the attacker.

In the event Puig cannot be used to buy Traoré, then Barca will try to convince Wolves to extend the latter’s contract by a year so that they can take him on loan again in the summer.