It is ‘increasingly possible’ that Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho will both be staying at Wolves beyond the summer.
That is the claim from The Athletic this morning, as the club struggle to get their transfer business done.
In recent days, transfer reports have been plentiful about the likes of Matheus Nunes, Joao Palhinha, Al-Musrati, Enzo Fernandez and Guilherme Guedes.
But it doesn’t seem Wolves are particularly close to landing any of those players.
There have been suggestions that the club are waiting for a big sale of Neves.
The midfield maestro has a few teams interested in him, and the club are reported to want around £70 million.
But The Athletic are now saying that it is increasingly likely that the 25-year-old will stay at Molineux.
And that is also true of Moutinho, who has been in talks over a new deal with the club.
Moutinho’s current contract expires this summer, but an extension is thought to be likely. The sticking point had been the player wanting two more years at Molineux.
Most fans would love for both players to remain at Wolves.
And the players would also be thrilled. Pedro Neto previously called the duo ‘the stars of the squad’ and ‘leaders’, and the ones he spends the most time with.
But it is also likely that there will be huge frustration if there are no new midfield additions this summer.
The club haven’t signed anyone permanently since Leander Dendoncker back in 2019.
Ruben Neves staying at Wolves this summer would be an unexpected boost
All the indications have been that Neves will be sold this summer.
Ultimately, that could still happen.
But time is ticking, and there are now whispers that he could stay put at Molineux – and that would be an unexpected boost for the club.
He’s Wolves’ best player, and him staying would be fantastic news.
But it might be slightly bittersweet as it could mean yet another window with no new midfielders arriving.