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Potential blow for Wolves in Sanches pursuit as report makes Liverpool claim

Wolves could be set to miss out on Renato Sanches, with a report claiming the player has reached an agreement with Liverpool.

That is the claim made by Tuttmercatoweb, who state the Lille midfielder is poised to head to Anfield in January.

Supposedly, the agreement is worth around £18 million.

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Lille are reportedly in a lot of financial difficulty at the moment, which is why that fee is perhaps lower than some would have expected.

It seems the Reds are preparing for life after Gini Wijnaldum, whose current contract expires in the summer of 2021.

The development suggests Wolves face missing out on Sanches.

The club were linked with a move for the 23-year-old last month, with Calciomercato reporting the midfielder had ‘entered the crosshairs’ of Nuno Espirito Santo.

Should Wolves launch hijack?

If Sanches really is heading to Liverpool for just £18 million, then maybe Wolves should look to scupper the deal.

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He is exactly the kind of player who could make a difference to Nuno’s side.

He has the technical qualities of Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho, and good physicality like Leander Dendoncker, and Molineux – with its strong Portuguese continent – really could be a great environment for him.