Wolves are unlikely to lose Ruben Vinagre to FC Porto this window, with reports claiming the Liga NOS champions are unlikely to be able to afford the full-back.

Portuguese outlet Record claims the 21-year-old should prove too expensive for Porto, with Wolves officials apparently seeing him as a big asset.

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Vinagre had supposedly been identified as a possible replacement for Alex Telles, who may be departing this window.

The development comes after Wolves signed Fabio Silva from Porto for a reported £35 million (BBC Sport), and amid talk Vitor Ferreira could be the club’s next signing.

It is hardly surprising to see reports becoming more plentiful about £30,000-a-week star Vinagre (Spotrac), with the club having signed Marcal from Lyon last weekend.

Wolves should not be selling Vinagre

Wolves shouldn’t be looking to offload Vinagre, even if he does have a strong market value.

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The kid has great potential, and Jonny’s injury presents a wonderful chance for the young talent to play regularly in the Premier League – something he has never really experienced.

Marcal is being tipped to replace the Spaniard, but for Lyon the South American operated as the left-sided central defender to good effect.

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