Wolves are in danger of missing out on Joao Palhinha, with Fulham having tabled a bid for the Sporting CP midfielder.
According to journalist Pedro Sepulveda, the Cottagers have now gone to Sporting with an offer.
It is said to be worth around €18 million (£15 million), and Fulham have offered the player a five-year contract.
The valuation is apparently acceptable to Frederico Varandas, who is the club’s president.
He is now waiting for Palhinha to make a decision.
Sepulveda adds that Wolves also remain interested.
The development is bound to infuriate many Wolves supporters, given how long Palhinha has been linked with Wolves.
Is is thought that Bruno Lage sees him as a key addition this summer.
There has been talk of the club perhaps waiting to sell Ruben Neves first, in order to finance a move for the 26-year-old enforcer.
If that is the case, then it could potentially result in Wolves losing out.
Wolves must respond now to Fulham’s bid for Palhinha or risk losing out
Reports of Fulham’s interest in Palhinha are increasing.
Earlier today Fabrizio Romano also reported that Fulham were ‘pushing’ to sign the star.
Wolves have been on his tail for a long time, and clearly admire him. But for whatever reason, the club have not yet snapped him up. It could be that there is some truth to the suggestions that they are waiting to cash in on Neves.
The club simply have to respond now with Fulham having lodged a bid.
Failure to do so could see him head to Craven Cottage, leaving Wolves fans seething.