Barcelona are reportedly positioning themselves to try and sign Ruben Neves from Wolves this summer.
According to a report from SPORT today, the Catalan giants have reignited their interest in the Portugal international, with the club willing to study the situation carefully.
Agent Jorge Mendes had apparently put him on the table months ago. But it was then claimed they had ruled out a move.
But Barca decided that there was no deal to be done looking at the numbers.
But now, the club are ready to try and make a deal work, and Mendes has the task of bringing a transfer to fruition according to the report.
It is stated that Mendes knows Neves going to the Nou Camp will only happen in ‘very favourable’ conditions.
Barca are said to have other priorities. But they know that Neves would be something of a ‘pearl’ for their team.
‘Everything was left in the air’ after the last conversations, but in recent days the interest has been reignited.
The club are fully aware they need to find a long-term replacement for Sergio Busquets.
SPORT go on to suggest that Wolves have interest in some of Barca’s fringe players, and would be open to signing some.
Wolves should not be doing any business with Barcelona after Adama Traore loan deal
It is hardly a surprise that Barca would like to sign Neves this summer, given he’d be a perfect replacement for Busquets.
He would be an amazing addition for them, but Wolves have simply got to refuse to do any business with Barca this summer.
The deal that saw Adama Traore head to the Nou Camp on loan has been a complete disaster.
He barely plays now, after the good start he had, and it doesn’t appear that Barca are in a position to trigger his option to buy.
And with that in mind, one wonders how on earth they are going to be able to afford Neves, whom Bruno Lage recently valued as high as £100 million.