Wolves are now in serious danger of missing out Enzo Fernandez, with Benfica reaching an agreement with River Plate to sign the midfielder.
According to journalist Pedro Sepulveda, the Portuguese outfit have agreed to pay €18 million (£15.5 million) for 75% of the player’s rights.
And the star would make the move after playing in the Copa Libertadores with River Plate.
Wolves became linked with Fernandez in the last couple of days.
The club had supposedly flew out chief scout Mathew Hobbs to Argentina to get a deal done.
The plan was apparently to trigger the star’s £17 million release clause.
But doubt was then cast over Wolves’ potential to land him, as it was claimed the player wanted to play in the Copa Libertadores, which runs until December.
It seems Benfica don’t have any reservations about that, and have now reportedly agreed to sign him after the competition concludes.
The player will apparently sign a five-year deal with the Portuguese outfit.
All that needs to be sorted now is personal terms.
The news is bound to further frustrate Wolves supporters, who have had to stomach reports of Fulham stealing in for Joao Palhinha.
It has gone a bit quiet on that situation, but it doesn’t appear as though Wolves are anywhere close to signing him.
And things have also gone quiet on the Matheus Nunes front.
A very bad start to the summer window for Wolves, as Benfica reach agreement with River Plate to sign Enzo Fernandez
After seeing the team struggle so badly in the last couple of months of 2021/22, fans were desperately hoping for a positive start to the summer.
But it has been far from that so far, with Wanderers yet to sign anyone.
And it just seems to be that the club are having real difficulty going up against other clubs for their targets.
Of course, perhaps everything needs to be taken with a pinch of salt.
But time is ticking and pre-season is drawing ever closer. And the facts are that Wolves still haven’t made any additions.