João Palhinha is again attracting interest from Wolves ahead of the summer transfer window.
As per a report from Portuguese outlet Record, Wolves, Everton and Leicester are all keen on the midfielder.
They report that Sporting are keen to keep hold of him, and are willing to offer him a new contract and a pay rise to stay.
They report that Jorge Mendes may give Wolves an advantage but the midfielder is not angling for a move.
Wolves have been keen before
Wolves were linked with a swoop for the midfielder last summer, but a deal didn’t get over the line.
They could apparently have got him for £13.4 million (A Bola) then.
By November, a £54 million release clause was quoted. But the bidding starts at £35 million this summer, according to this new report.
Can Wolves get involved at £35m?
The fee of £35 million is eye-catching.
That’s the price it was reported yesterday that Ruben Neves may leave the club for this summer.
Would it really be worth selling Neves for £35 million, only to bring in his international teammate for the same price?
It doesn’t make sense, and that means that Wolves likely won’t be getting involved at that asking price, despite the fact it has come down by £19 million since November.
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