Wolves have reportedly opened talks with Ruben Neves about a potential new contract at Molineux.

Express & Star journalist Liam Keen has been speaking about the player on the outlet’s latest podcast, and claimed officials are now actively attempting to secure his long-term future.

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Neves has enjoyed an outstanding campaign so far.

The 25-year-old has managed to go to another level this term under Bruno Lage.

Neves has been practically ever-present in the midfield, and has produced a string of fantastic displays alongside his compatriot Joao Moutinho.

Fans have been lapping up his contributions, and there isn’t a game that goes by these days where people don’t talk about him signing a new contract at the club.

Currently, Neves is contracted to Wolves until the summer of 2022.

A number of high profile Wolves players have signed a new contracts at Molineux in recent times. Pedro Neto and Max Kilman were the latest individuals to commit their futures.

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But Neves is the announcement everybody is waiting for, and there is potential it could come at some point later this year.

Liam Keen said on the latest Express & Star podcast (58:30): “I spoke to Scott (Sellars) about Ruben. He’s one of the biggest names and talking points with Wolves. By the summer he’ll have two years left on his contract.

“As it stands, Wolves are in talks with Ruben Neves over a new contract. They, of course, want to keep him. He loves playing for Wolves, he loves being at the club.

“But Scott spoke fairly openly about the situation and admitted there’s going to be interest in Ruben this summer from top clubs across Europe.”

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This is an encouraging update about Neves and one that fans will be delighted about.

Neves is probably Wolves’ best player, and he is absolutely key to the team.

Arguably, he is knocking on the world-class door given the way he has been playing this season. If Wolves are to achieve anything of note then keeping such individuals is paramount.

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But it does sound as though interest will be high in Neves this summer.

It would be no surprise if, given what Sellars has said about Wolves’ way of operating, the club did decide to cash in for a mammoth fee.

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