Wolverhampton Wanderers may have been handed a transfer boost over Ruben Neves.

According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United have now shelved plans for a new central midfielder this window.

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Ruben Neves (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

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Paul Pogba is set to stay at Old Trafford, with the Frenchman to apparently leave on a free transfer (again) next year. That would certainly sting after he cost the Red Devils a reported £89 million (Sky Sports).

Paris Saint-Germain had been linked with the maestro. But it seems the Lionel Messi transfer makes a move difficult now.

United had identified three players as possible replacements for Pogba.

Eduardo Camavinga, Saul Niguez and Wolves star Neves. The club have now decided against moving for any of those individuals in light of the Pogba situation.

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Paul Pogba (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

If true, that is welcome news for the Wolves fans that have been very worried about Neves leaving Molineux this summer.


It was claimed earlier in the summer that there was potential for him to depart, as one of the club’s most valuable assets.

There was further worry when the club didn’t initially publish any photographs of Neves out in Marbella, despite the fact he was always there.

But it seems Wolves stand a good chance of retaining the 24-year-old now.

Neves to stay?

Neves has been strongly linked with an exit. It’s possible someone else could come in for him in the next few weeks.

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Ruben Neves (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

But this news about United shelving their interest, following a recent claim that Wolves don’t anticipate selling Neves or Adama Traore, is promising.

He has looked great in pre-season, and Neves could potentially be absolutely brilliant with the shackles released under Bruno Lage.

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