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Wolves transfer news: Matheus Cunha and Felipe have been told they can leave by Atletico

Wolves reportedly stand to sign both Matheus Cunha and Felipe in January, with both players having been told by Atletico Madrid they can leave.

Wolves are seemingly setting the wheels in motion early, as the club seek to move away from danger.

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Wanderers sit bottom of the Premier League table after 16 games played, having won just two games and scored eight goals.

It has been an abysmal start, and many players have underperformed.

But Julen Lopetegui has arrived as the new head coach, and fans are optimistic he can turn things around.

But he’ll need backing appropriately, and it sounds like he will be.

Reports have suggested Wolves are in talks with Atletico Madrid to sign Brazilian duo Cunha and Felipe.

And according to 90min, both players have now been told by the club that they can leave.

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Cunha is seen as a means of generating much-needed funds. And Felipe’s contract at the Wanda Metropolitano expires next summer. He’s not a regular, and the club have decided the 33-year-old can depart next month.

It remains to be seen if Wolves sign both players together in a double deal, or if it will be two separate ones.

With Cunha, Wolves are in pole position at the moment but there has been interest reported from Aston Villa.

Villa are now managed by Unai Emery who, like Lopetegui, knows the qualities of Cunha having been the manager of Villarreal and seen him up close.

Matheus Cunha and Felipe are there for the taking, Wolves officials must get it done

Cunha and Felipe are both free to leave Atleti so it’s just about presenting suitable offers now for Wolves.

That said, they also both need to be convinced.

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There haven’t been any solid indications yet as to how they feel about moving to the Premier League’s bottom club.

Hopefully the duo are able to overlook this and will want to play for Lopetegui. His exploits for Sevilla might just seal the deal.