A report from Foot Mercato has claimed Wolves could be set to bid £21.4 million for Lille midfielder Renato Sanches in January.

The star almost made a move to Molineux in the summer.

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Ultimately it didn’t happen though, with Wolves reportedly walking away upon discovering the severity of his knee injury.

Sanches has since recovered from said injury, and has made eight appearances so far this season.

The 24-year-old is out of contract in the summer of 2023.

It is therefore in Lille’s interests to consider selling in the next window, before his value starts to drop.

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30-cap international Sanches, currently on Portugal duty along with Molineux stars Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Nelson Semedo and Jose Sa, would make a brilliant signing for Wolves.

He has the dynamism, athleticism and technical quality that make him an entirely different option to Bruno Lage’s current midfielders.

News of a potential £21.4 million bid for Renato Sanches is exciting

There is no indication that Lille would actually accept £21.4 million for Sanches.

But if anything it perhaps shows that Wolves are keen to go back in for the player.

He absolutely needs signing. Wolves have a tiny pool of midfield options right now, and there is no drive or mobility.

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Olivier Letang, Lille’s president, has said previously that Sanches came very close to leaving.

Wolves should be prepared to pay more than £21.4 million if needs be. This is a player who could seriously flourish at Molineux with several of his fellow countrymen around him.

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