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Report: Sergio Oliveira could be sold in January, after summer Wolves links

Wolverhampton Wanderers were linked with a move for Sergio Oliveira in the summer.

It was claimed the club were interested in the 29-year-old midfielder.

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Ultimately nothing came of it, and Oliveira has remained with his club FC Porto.

It has not been a great time for Oliveira so far this season.

Following his haul of 20 goals last season, he has merely been a bit-part player so far in 2021/22.

He’s appeared in just two of Porto’s four games so far, and spent just 71 minutes on the pitch.

Interestingly, Porto boss Sergio Conceicao suggested the reason Oliveira didn’t get on against Arouca was partly because of Vitinha, the man Wolves opted not to sign on a permanent deal.

A Bola quoted him as saying: “Vitinha, in terms of current form, is better than Sérgio, that’s why he entered and Sérgio is not”.

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Following those comments from Conceicao, A Bola have reported that Porto are in need of a decent player sale in January.

Apparently, Oliveira is one of a few players they could look to move on.

Whether Wolves would be looking to reignite their interest, if indeed there even was any this summer, remains to be seen.

Many Wolves fans were certainly disappointed that the club did not add to their midfield options on transfer deadline day.

There was some exciting talk of Renato Sanches coming in the night before deadline day.

But it amounted to nothing in the end.

Bruno Lage only has three senior options to choose from for his midfield, which is surely not ideal.

Wolves should monitor Oliviera situation

It would not harm for Wolves to take an interest in Oliveira’s situation.

It seems he is no longer a key player for Porto, which is a surprise given his numbers last season – although a lot of his goals were penalties.

Wolves could do with a goalscoring midfielder.

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Ruben Neves has demonstrated an eye for goal, but Joao Moutinho and Leander Dendoncker rarely ever score.

If Porto are in financial difficulty, then perhaps a chance of a good deal is in the offing.

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