Wolves have reportedly been joined in the race for Renato Sanches by AC Milan.

According to reports in Italy (Sportitalia’s Rudy Galetti and Gazzetta dello Sport via Milan Reports), the Portugal international is now on their radar.

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Renato Sanches (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

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Milan face losing midfield dynamo Franck Kessie at the end of the season.

Apparently, a contract extension is looking unlikely for the player.

The club are therefore looking at potential replacements for the Ivory Coast international.

Sanches is out of contract at the end of next season at Lille.

January is, therefore, a potentially good time for them to sell while his value is still relatively high.

 

Last week, it was reported that Wolves could potentially make a bid of £21.4 million for Sanches.

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Renato Sanches (Photo by Pedro Fiúza/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Fans were a little sceptical about that claim, with Sanches a player who has really rediscovered his mojo in recent times.

If Milan are indeed now in the frame, one would imagine a £21.4 million bid would not cut it.

Wolves have to elbow AC Milan aside in race for Renato Sanches

There was always the likelihood that other teams would come to the table for Renato Sanches.

After some tough times in the past, the midfielder is back on track now and his talent is undeniable.

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Renato Sanches (Photo by Pedro Fiúza/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

He is a really unique midfielder, capable of carrying the ball forwards through the lines.

It is little wonder Champions League club Milan have interest, as Kessie is a driving force for them. They’d need to replace that and Sanches would be ideal.

Wolves missed out on Sanches in the summer, and they can’t pass up the opportunity again.

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