Wolves are reportedly interested in signing Felipe from Atletico Madrid – and it looks as though the Spanish club already have eyes on his potential replacement in the form of Leicester City’s Caglar Soyuncu.
Wanderers have been in talks with Atleti for a few days over the 33-year-old.
He’s out of contract next summer, and Wolves want to see if he can be prised away before his deal expires.
He has made just three appearances so far this season, and is way down the pecking order at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Wolves are showing interest, and are hopeful of soon completing a deal.
And it looks like Atleti and Wolves could soon reach an agreement, with Diego Simeone’s side reportedly showing interest in Leicester defender Soyuncu.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the Turkey international is a player of interest to Atleti, as his contract expires next summer. So there is potential to get him in fairly cheap.
Apparently, AS Roma and Inter Milan – two other clubs linked with Soyuncu – are now feeling pessimistic about signing the centre-back. They believe he’s actually in advanced talks with Atleti.
Soyuncu has barely featured this season for Leicester, and is a player Atleti actually fancied whilst he was at Freiburg.
Potentially, any movement on that situation could mean a breakthrough for Wolves in terms of Felipe.
Ironically, Soyuncu was a player who was actually linked with Wolves towards the end of the last transfer window, albeit very loosely.
Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri boldly claimed that the 26-year-old was on Wolves’ radar on deadline day.
Leicester City could do Wolves a favour regarding Felipe, as Atletico Madrid eye Soyuncu
There could well be movement soon on Wolves’ pursuit of Felipe.
Seemingly Atleti are looking to ensure the Brazilian is replaced, and Soyuncu is a player they’ve had interest in before.
It would be no surprise if they went ahead and landed him, given how little he is featuring for the Foxes at the moment.
Leicester may be happy to let him go if it means avoiding losing him for nothing next summer.
So that means Wolves’ luck could be in over Felipe.