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Wolves transfer news: Barcelona join race for Bono

Wolves have been joined in the race to sign goalkeeper Bono by Barcelona.

Wanderers have been credited with an interest in the 31-year-old following his heroics for Morocco against Spain at the World Cup.

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The stopper saved two penalties in a shootout, with first taker Pablo Sarabia hitting the post with his effort, although Bono went the right way anyway.

He has come in for huge praise since, and speculation has inevitably already started.

Supposedly, Wolves and Aston Villa are both keen on the Sevilla star.

Lopetegui has obviously worked with him previously and knows his qualities, while Unai Emery managed Villarreal and will also have a decent idea about him.

It has been suggested it would take at least £26 million for Sevilla to consider selling in January.

But it looks as though the two new Premier League managers may have their work cut out to land him.

That’s because Barcelona are reportedly now in the race.

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According to Mundo Deportivo, Barca are now showing interest in Bono because their number two Inaki Pena could depart to try and get more minutes.

But it is suggested that Barca would not be able to move for Bono until the summer.

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Right now, Wolves aren’t really needing to bring in a new goalkeeper.

Jose Sa enjoyed a superb debut campaign at Molineux. He isn’t in the best form right now, but he has plenty of credit in the bank from that.

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Perhaps the new manager will see how Sa gets on for the rest of the season.

It might well be that the Spaniard decides to try battle Barca in the summer for Bono, if Sa’s form was poor.

Right now though, a case can’t really be made for Wolves to move for the Moroccan.