Wolves still need a centre back, but there are conflicting claims emerging over Olympiacos defender Ruben Semedo.

Maisfutebol in Semedo’s native Portugal reported yesterday that Wolves were ‘resolving final details’ with Semedo before closing a move to Molineux

A fee of between €10 and €12 million (£8.5 – £10.2 million) is stated in that report.

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That feeling isn’t mirrored elsewhere though.

Journalist Giannis Chorianopoulos is Editor in Chief at Greek outlet Sportime and he said Wolves haven’t even bid for the defender yet.

He did say that there are talks, but they are nowhere near as advanced as the report Portugal claimed they were.

Over here, The Express have had their say too, claiming that Wolves have been offered the chance to sign Semedo for just £6.8 million.

But they say Wolves are unlikely to pursue a deal, despite Semedo being left out of Olympiacos’ European squad list for their Europa League play-off with Slovan Bratislava and boss Pedro Martins’ keenness to sell.

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Will Semedo join?

When conflicting transfer reports emerge, it’s tough to know who to believe.

Chorianopoulos’ assessment from the Greek point of view looks the most balanced.

But given the frustration around Wolves’ lack of transfer business, many fans will only believe they’re getting a new central defender when he’s holding the old gold shirt at his presentation.

Semedo is a former teammate of Jose Sa, and perhaps the goalkeeper’s influence can help get the deal over the line. Watch this space to see if the situation becomes any clearer.

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