Report claims Wolves want a centre-half and central midfielder after signing Sa
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Report claims Wolves want a centre-half and central midfielder after signing Sa

Wolves have finally resolved their goalkeeping situation with the signing of Jose Sa.

And the Athletic have reported that the club are not planning for that to be the end of their summer business.

They claim that Bruno Lage now wants a central defender and central midfielder ahead of his maiden season in charge.

Are there any potential targets who stand out so far?

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A report last week claimed that Wolves have been turned down in an approach for Kurt Zouma.

It remains to be seen whether Lage goes back in for the Champions League winner but perhaps that interest offers an insight into the profile of defender he wants.

Jack Hendry is another who has been linked and Oostende are still planning to sell the Scotsman.

James Tarkowski of Burnley has also been mentioned, but all in all it’s been surprising how few centre-halves Wolves have been linked with.

Especially as a loan exit for Dion Sanderson looks close and there are doubts over the futures of Conor Coady and Willy Boly.

Perhaps we’ll get some insight here as Wolves crack on with their next transfer after signing Sa.

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Central midfielder

There are more clues here.

It seems Portugal international Joao Palhinha is the top target but the latest was that Sporting are going to demand more than £50 million.

That would be a club record for Wolves and surely they wouldn’t go that high.

Vitinha remains an option after his loan last season, but Porto apparently feel Wolves won’t go to the £17 million required.

Dani Ceballos is another midfielder who has been linked but he looks an outside bet as it stands.

Wolves do need an improvement in midfield, and that’s not withstanding the reported interest from Arsenal in Ruben Neves.

Kang-in Lee is another name in the mix, especially given the prospect of a relative bargain given Valencia’s financial situation.

Wolves have already missed out on Boubakary Soumare and Billy Gilmour so they’ll need to get to work on a midfielder after signing Sa.