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Wolves transfer news: Fulham trying to hijack Wanderers' deal for Joao Palhinha

Wolves are reportedly facing competition from Fulham for Joao Palhinha, who are trying to hijack the deal.

According to A Bola, Wanderers are still hoping to wrap up a deal to sign the Sporting CP midfielder.

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But there are now delays as a result of Fulham’s interest.

The Cottagers are looking to strengthen ahead of their return to the Premier League, and Marco Silva is keen to land the 26-year-old.

The news will be greeted with frustration from Wolves supporters, many of whom are now desperate to see Palhinha in a Wolves shirt.

The star has been linked with a move to the club for a long time now.

Recently, speculation has been picking up around Palhinha.

There had been indications that Wolves were closing in on him and that an announcement wouldn’t be too far away.

But between Fulham’s interest, and concerns over Ruben Neves’ future, a deal to sign Palhinha still seems quite far away.

And A Bola say that the player is now on holiday after being on duty with Portugal.

Fosun will feel Wolves fans’ fury if Fulham steal Joao Palhinha

For many, the Palhinha to Wolves saga is getting extremely frustrating.

We have been hearing in the last couple of weeks how the deal is supposedly quite close to finally coming to fruition.

And now there is word of interest from Fulham.

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The club simply cannot allow them to steal Palhinha, who would make a great addition for Wolves.

Allowing Fulham to win the race for Palhinha, with Wolves having seemingly led for so long, would be a huge punch to the gut.

Many fans would likely be furious.