Wolves will reportedly not be making a move for Atletico Madrid defender Felipe this month.
That is according to journalist Matteo Moretto today.
He claims the Brazilian was never the priority for Wolves, and that he will now not be heading to Molineux. There was contact between the club, but negotiations are no longer on.
The claim comes after Wanderers completed the signing of Craig Dawson this morning.
Wolves landed the Englishman, after they tried to get him in the last window.
Wolves were keen to land him then but West Ham blocked the move because they couldn’t sign a replacement.
They’ve now signed the star, paying around £3.3 million.
Wolves had long been linked with Felipe, whose contract is expiring this summer.
Lopetegui has seen him up close a number of times while managing Sevilla, and was ready to bring him to Molineux. there were claims recently that the manager had even contacted Felipe himself.
But Dawson is now in for Wolves, and it looks as though Felipe will not be joining.
That said, if Yerson Mosquera completes a loan move this month, maybe Lopetegui will consider changing his stance.
Sporting director Matt Hobbs has said the plan is to get Mosquera out somewhere so that he can play, having barely featured for Wolves since his arrival.
Wolves may still have need for Felipe if Mosquera departs
It is interesting that there are now claims Wolves aren’t going to move for Felipe.
Dawson has come in which is a great move. But Mosquera is set to leave on loan according to Hobbs, so that will mean Wolves are still at four centre-back options.
If someone gets an injury, then that becomes three.
The injury records of Nathan Collins, Maximilian Kilman and Toti Gomes are all fairly good though. So it might be that Lopetegui is ready to press ahead.