Wolves still have hope over Joao Gomes, with the player reportedly telling Lyon he does not wish to play for them.
It had been expected that Wolves would have wrapped up a deal for the Brazilian by now.
When he had been set to fly to England, Lyon came in with an improved offer for the 21-year-old.
Flamengo were keen to talk with the French club, who are now trying to hijack Wolves’ move.
Journalist Vene Casagrande reported earlier this week that Wolves had been looking to pay £15 million for Gomes, but in five installments.
Lyon’s bid was thought to be around £1 million higher.
There is still hope for Wolves over this deal though. TalkSPORT’s Alex Crook provided a positive update last night.
He said: “Wolves target Joao Gomes has told Lyon he will not going to sign for them, after they travelled to Brazil to convince him.
“Doesn’t hugely change the state of play as Flamengo haven’t engaged with Wolves since going back on their initial agreement at the weekend.”
On Tuesday evening, Gomes himself tweeted the ‘confused’ emoji, indicating that the situation was up in the air.
Seemingly, the ball is in Wolves’ court now. The player wants Molineux, but Wolves may need to at least match Lyon’s offer.
Hope for Wolves over Joao Gomes as he reportedly tells Lyon he doesn’t want to join them
This is a slight boost for Wolves over Joao Gomes.
It seems Gomes does have his heart set on a move to Wolves and has from the beginning.
To tell Lyon he doesn’t want to join them would be significant. The French club would surely not want to sign a player that doesn’t want to play for them.
It’s possible this move by the player could see them withdraw from the running and leave Wolves in the clear.
Although Flamengo could still then turn around and demand Wolves pay what Lyon were prepared to.