Wolves are reportedly facing more competition for Renato Sanches, with Arsenal apparently now keen to land the midfielder.

Le10 Sport have reported the Gunners are interested in raiding Lille, which they have done a few times in recent years.

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They signed Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel from the French outfit, and Gervinho back in 2011.

Apparently the club are very interested in Sanches, and have made that know to the player, his representatives and his club.

It follows a claim that AC Milan were also in the hunt for Sanches, as they are fighting a losing battle keep Franck Kessie.

Le10 Sport say that Arsenal and Milan are currently the most active in trying to sign the 32-cap Portugal international.

There is no mention of Wolves from the French outlet.

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There were claims last week that Wolves could potentially bid £21.4 million for the player, but since then there hasn’t been anything.

 

There is a reasonable chance that Lille will sell in January.

Olivier Letang has already conceded Sanches will be allowed to leave if the offer is right.

Arsenal interest in Renato Sanches is bad news for Wolves

If Arsenal are indeed keen to sign Renato Sanches, then it’s not ideal for Wolves.

The Gunners having done business with Lille a few times already probably stands them in good stead.

They are obviously a huge club, and are starting to look better under Mikel Arteta.

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And there is a growing Portuguese contingent at the Emirates, with Cedric Soares and Nuno Tavares already at the club. Gabriel Magalhaes and Gabriel Martinelli are also Portuguese speakers.

Given Milan are also keen, Wolves now look like they could have a battle on their hands over Sanches this January.

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