Wolves are now in serious danger of missing out on Joao Palhinha, with Fulham reaching an agreement with Sporting CP.
Fabrizio Romano reported yesterday evening that the Cottagers have struck a deal with the Portuguese outfit for the midfield enforcer’s transfer.
Apparently, they would pay £15 million plus add-ons.
He states that he is ‘tempted’ by Wolves, and that he will make a decision soon.
Potentially, that decision could come as soon as today, according to journalist Bruno Andrade.
Time is now really of the essence for Wolves.
The club have been linked with the 26-year-old for some time, and he is thought to be a main target this summer.
But there has been no significant movement from Wolves of late, suggesting that they are perhaps seeking to sell Ruben Neves first.
Ultimately, that is something that could potentially now cost Wolves, who were reported recently to be ready to submit an opening bid of £17 million.
Fulham are looking to strengthen and are determined to put themselves in a position to survive in the Premier League come May next year.
Clearly they see Palhinha as someone who can really boost their chances of doing that.
Fosun’s mindset will be clear depending on outcome of Joao Palhinha saga, as Fulham reach agreement with Sporting
So Fulham have now reached an agreement with Sporting over Palhinha.
That’s worrying news, and it’s going to be very interesting to see if he actually chooses to make that move.
Wolves need to step in now and also reach an agreement with Sporting, giving the player a straight choice.
The worst thing that could possibly happen is that Fosun stand by, and wait for clubs to come in for Neves.
Their mindset will be very clear depending on what happens. Failure to sign Palhinha at this point would be extremely worrying given how long the club have wanted him.