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Report claims Roma are willing to pay £8.6m up front for Patricio

Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio’s future should get decided now that Euro 2020 is over.

Yesterday, it was reported that Roma had offered £5.2 million for the Portuguese stopper – and that Wolves wanted double that.

Now, Sky Sports claim that the Serie A club have tabled £8.6 million up front, as part of a deal worth a total of £13 million.

Back in May, it was reported that £8.6 million would be enough to sign Patricio – so it’ll be interesting to see what Wolves do now.

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The report also says that Patricio’s switch to Roma could accelerate in the coming days.

That’s if and when Jose Mourinho manages to sell goalkeeper Pau Lopez and Cengiz Under to Marseille.

That might well raise the funds for Roma to fully match Wolves’ demands – if this latest offer hasn’t already of course.

Jose Sa looks the most likely replacement for Patricio, although the Express and Star mention Sam Johnstone too.

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£13m for a man in the final year of his deal

Patricio’s contract has to be taken into account when discussing his future.

He’s got just the one year left on his current deal. That impacts his value and means Wolves are running out of chances to get a decent fee for him.

If he wouldn’t sign a new one, then Wolves might be best selling now and using that cash to replace him.

But the fact remains he’s been one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League since he came here and it isn’t easy to replace someone as steady and reliable as that.