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Julen Lopetegui confirms Wolves interest in Matheus Cunha and Felipe

Julen Lopetegui has been quoted as saying Wolves are indeed interested in Atletico Madrid pair Matheus Cunha and Felipe.

The Spaniard is currently out in Marbella with his new players.

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Wanderers are undertaking a bit of warm weather training ahead of domestic football returning soon.

The World Cup is now at the quarter-final stage, with the final being next Sunday.

There have been reports in recent days about transfer activity at Wolves, with Cunha and Felipe supposedly the subject of interest.

It has been claimed that Wolves and Atleti have been in talks over the duo.

Both players are currently not in favour with manager Diego Simeone.

And it has been suggested that the Spanish side are keen to sanction sales for both to raise funds, after missing out on the Champions League knockout stages.

Lopetegui has actually now commented on the situation, and has confirmed that there is interest from Wanderers.

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On Cunha, he is quoted by AS as saying: “We have several options open and he is one of them. In football until you close the operations are all in the air.”

And he said about Felipe: “He is a player who is to our liking but at the moment there is no closed operation. We have to generate a good group, convince those who are there that they can improve their performance and with the help of those who come make a stronger group.”

It has been reported that Wolves could actually close a deal for both players at some point this week. Although obviously, their signings would not be made official until January when the window opens.

Encouraging comments from Julen Lopetegui as Wolves boss confirms interest in Matheus Cunha and Felipe

You never really know if a club is actually interested in a player – until it comes from the horse’s mouth.

Lopetegui has now stated that Wolves do have interest in Cunha and Felipe, which is encouraging.

These are two players that could really make a difference for struggling Wanderers.

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Cunha is a talented attacker, who could bring out the best in others around him.

And Felipe is a very experience centre-half who’ll be able to provide cover and competition for Nathan Collins and Maximilian Kilman.

Lopetegui choosing to make public Wolves’ interest in the duo is surely a sign that there is confidence a deal for both will get done.