Chelsea and Man City face battle to land Rayan Ait-Nouri with Wolves reluctant to agree transfer due to sell-on clause | The Sun

WOLVES have no intention of selling Rayan Ait-Nouri amid speculation Manchester City and Chelsea are closing in on a £25million swoop.

Wanderers boss Bruno Lage wants to build up his thin squad and is in no mood to let the French wing-back leave with four years left on his deal.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is considering Ait-Nouri, 21, as a potential replacement for Marcos Alonso, 31.

The Spain left-back has been linked with a summer move to Barcelona.

Meanwhile, City chief Pep Guardiola is looking to replace left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko, 25.

TheUkraine star appears to have set his heart on a move away from the Etihad this summer.

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But Wolves sources insist neither of the Prem giants has expressed an interest in Ait-Nouri, who cost £10m from French side Angers last summer.

And significantly, they are not interested in cashing in to make a speedy £15million profit.

Angers have a clause entitling them to 50 percent of any future sale, meaning Wolves have little incentive to sell.

Ait-Nouri played 27 games last season, helping Wolves secure a tenth-place Prem finish.

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He form, age and potential mean he is seen as an automatic starter for the Molineux club next season.

Lage is confident he can continue to develop Ait-Nouri's game and resist any advances from the big-boys until Wolves can receive a better return for their investment.

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