Long-term Wolverhampton Wanderers target Carlos Vinicius looks set to move to the Bundesliga.
A Bola report today that the Brazilian striker is on the verge of leaving Benfica permanently.
Benfica and Eintracht Frankfurt are said to be in advanced negotiations.
The process is ‘likely’ to be completed this week.
There is no word yet on what kind of fee Eintracht would be paying for the 26-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Tottenham Hotspur.
With Benfica having signed Roman Yaremchuk earlier this summer, it is hardly surprising to see Vinicius moving on.
It seems Wolves are missing out on the South American, after being linked with the player earlier this year.
Not only was he linked earlier this year, Wolves reportedly attempted to land him on three occasions before his loan move to Spurs (via Tuga Scout).
There have been renewed calls from some for Wolves to try and sign Vinicius this summer.
Patrick Cutrone has already joined Empoli on loan, and there has been a lot of speculation about Rafa Mir potentially leaving.
The Spaniard departing would leave Raul Jimenez and Fabio Silva as the only out-and-out centre-forwards in the first-team.
Long-term target goes begging?
It seems Vinicius may not end up at Molineux after all.
It will be interesting to see – if the move to Eintracht does go through – what the fee involved is.
Wolves could probably do with another striker since Lage has often set up his teams in a 4-4-2 formation in the past.
Vinicius has some experience of English football, and might have been a decent addition.