Wolverhampton Wanderers may have to prepare themselves for a push from AS Roma over Rui Patricio.

The 33-year-old has recently emerged as a target for the Italian club following the appointment of Jose Mourinho as head coach starting next term.

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It was claimed by La Gazzetta dello Sport that he could be an option.

The links have since been reiterated a few times, but Corriere dello Sport claimed last week that Roma were more keen to sign Mike Maignan from Lille, with Patricio more an alternative.

Now, Fabrizio Romano has reported the Frenchman is ‘confirmed‘ to be joining AC Milan, with the player set to undergo a medical today.

So it looks as though Roma have failed in their pursuit of their top target and potentially, they could now step up their interest in Patricio.

 

Wolves may need to brace

Patricio – a £16 million signing from Sporting CP in 2018 (BBC Sport) – has just one year remaining on his contract at Molineux.

While his level has dipped slightly in 2020/21 – the same can be said for most Wolves players – he still had a number of strong performances.

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Rui Patricio (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Clearly he’s still good enough to be the club’s number one next season, but one wonders if club officials will look at his contract situation and the reported interest from Roma and decide it’s worth it to cash in.

Perhaps Fosun will offload if a suitable offer comes in from the Italians.

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