Adama Traore is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal

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Nuno Espirito Santo is confident that "huge player" Adama Traore will sign a new contract with Wolves.

Negotiations are currently at an impasse with Traore over a long-term deal, with Wolves keen for the £18 million signing to follow Nuno, captain Conor Coady, Raul Jimenez and Pedro Neto in committing his future to the club.

Traore, the Spain international, has become frustrated over a lack of first-team opportunities this season and has not started a league game since September 27.

But the winger is in contention to start against Southampton on Monday night and Nuno insists he wants the situation to be resolved.

"Of course I’d like him to sign, he is a huge player for us with the impact he has on the games," he said.

"It’s also what he gives to the team over the last two seasons and what he still has to give and improve. Of course I want all the players to be happy here.

"Adama was in Spain this week and has now returned, like all of us he is preparing for Monday night."

Nuno has confirmed he remains hopeful that Coady will be available for the visit of Southampton, after a Covid-19 scare.

Coady withdrew from the England squad for the Nations League games against Belgium and Iceland after coming into contact with somebody who had contracted the virus.

The 27 year has been self-isolating but is targeting his 122nd consecutive league appearance for Wolves on Monday night.

Nuno said: "We’ve been in contact and he’s trying to maintain his level of fitness because he’s not been in the training sessions.

"It’s a big problem but I think he’s well aware of the situation. Let’s wait and see."