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Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach Bruno Lage has not ruled out the exit of star player Ruben Neves before the end of the summer transfer window amid speculation linking him with Manchester United.

According to a report in The Express, United want to sign midfielder Neves, 24, from Wolves this month.

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Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Lage said about Neves that “every player has a price” and that “anyone can move.”

Despite the rumour, the ex-Benfica boss was confident the midfielder was happy at Molineux.

It would be a blow for Wolves if Neves left but it is unlikely that the club will sell the midfielder on the cheap.

Until and unless a big bid comes, the Portugal international is not going anywhere.

 

Why have Wolves not announced a signing recently?

When asked about Wolves’ transfer prospects in the final days of the window, Lage said that that this market has been a uniquely difficult one.

As tweeted by The Athletic’s Tim Spiers, the reasons behind this are due to other clubs having very little spending money while also trying to protect their players.

A number of players seem to be on Wolves’ radar at the moment.

The Wolves boss has said that he only has 15 first-team players fit, so he needs to add to this tally.

The urgency to add to a wafer-thin squad has been emphasised following the exit of Owen Otasowie to Club Brugge and Rafa Mir to Sevilla.

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WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: Bruno Lage, Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers (L) speaks with Rafa Mir of Wolverhampton Wanderers. (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Goncalo Guedes, Noni Madueke, Ruben Semedo and Palhinha are some of the reported transfer targets.

The transfer window will close 31 August. Following the manager’s comments on Friday, it looks like it could be the club’s busiest period of the summer.

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