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Wolves transfer news: Atletico Mineiro now want Felipe

Wolves have been joined in the hunt for Brazilian defender Felipe by Atletico Mineiro.

Wanderers have been in talks with Felipe’s club Atletico Madrid for days now. But there has still been no agreement.

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Wolves want to bring him in, with Julen Lopetegui confirming that deals are being explored for both him and Matheus Cunha.

But the Felipe move doesn’t appear to be straightforward.

It has been suggested that Wolves are having difficulty coming to a salary agreement with the player.

And now, things might be about to become even more difficult for Wolves.

Brazilian outlet Fala Galo claim Atletico Mineiro are keeping an eye on the situation.

If Wolves cannot reach a breakthrough with Felipe, then it’s claimed the Brazilian club could make a move of their own for the 33-year-old.

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Felipe is surplus to requirements at the Wanda Metropolitano. He’s made just three appearances this season, and has been told he can leave next month.

Atleti are said to want to try and sell the player to bring in a little bit of money, before his contract expires next summer.

Felipe heading to Mineiro would see him return to play in Brazil for the first time since leaving Corinthians in 2016.

Pressure on Wolves to get Felipe deal done as Atletico Mineiro wait in the wings

So it looks like Wolves might have to act swiftly now if they are to sign Felipe.

A potential move to Mineiro could well be a temptation for the star.

It is not uncommon for Brazilian players that are ageing to head back to their homeland after a stint in Europe. Fernando Marcal went back to Brazil with Botafogo after leaving Wolves earlier this year.

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But it’s possible Felipe would like to play in a bigger and better league.

And Wolves, of course, have many Portuguese players. Being Brazilian, Felipe would likely not have any communication issues, and could be able to settle quite quickly.