Wolves boss Bruno Lage isn’t fazed by the prospect of several of his first-team stars entering the final six months of their current contracts at the club come the new year.

The likes of John Ruddy, Fernando Marcal, Romain Saiss and Joao Moutinho are all out of contract at the end of the season.

Manchester United are going to have to deal with the prospect of Paul Pogba entering the final six months of his deal at Old Trafford, but his contract saga could bring some unwanted distractions to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dressing room.

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Lage isn’t worried about such distractions taking place at Molineux despite several player’s futures remaining uncertain.

Adama Traore, whose contract expires in 2023, has been in negotiations with the club over a new deal for several months, but there has been no breakthrough as of yet.


Due to the Spaniard’s contract uncertainty, some Wolves fans are growing to the idea of the former Barcelona man being sold in the January window.

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Speaking to the Express and Star, Lage insisted that he hasn’t noticed any visible signs of contract talks having an issue on his players’ performances or attitude around the club.

Lage said: “These kind of things are new for me, in a position as manager when you’re also aware of these concerns. I think it will be a question when we feel the players are not there.

“The players are focused on their jobs every day, so for me it’s not a question. They need to do what they are doing and for me as a manager I’m very happy with their work.

“That’s the only thing we can understand. They need to continue to do it. I am happy with the job they are doing at the moment.”

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