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Wolves reportedly behind Arsenal and Tottenham in Sanches race

Wolves have been linked with a swoop for Renato Sanches since the closing days of the summer transfer window.

It was recently reported that Wolves came incredibly close to signing the Portuguese international on deadline day.

The main reason they didn’t was because of Sanches’ injury situation at the time but he has recovered more quickly than expected.

Lille are open to the prospect of him leaving in January should the right offer come along.

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But Spanish outlet AS are reporting that Arsenal and Tottenham are currently the front-runners to sign Sanches next month.

That means that at least two Premier League clubs are seemingly ahead of Wolves in the chase to sign Sanches.

Wolves’ squad is looking increasingly thin and Bruno Lage only has three senior central midfield options, with Luke Cundle potentially coming into contention soon.

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It is worth asking why a Spanish outlet would know so much about which English clubs are leading the race to sign a Portuguese midfielder playing in France.

That might give Wolves fans hope that they are not as far behind in the race as the report is making out.

Wolves clearly got a lot of the groundwork on a deal done in the summer and would hope to build on that if they go back in next month.

But now Arsenal and Spurs are in the mix, a battle for his signature looks to be on the cards.