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Wolves transfer news: Sergio Oliveira hopes for Roma stay

Wolves were reported to want Sergio Oliveira, but the midfielder is apparently hoping to stay at AS Roma.

The 30-year-old spent the second half of 2021/22 on loan with the Italian outfit, making 21 appearances for Jose Mourinho’s side.

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Oliveira had been struggling for starts at Porto, thanks in-part to the emergence of former Molineux loanee Vitinha.

So he headed to Roma, and had a decent stint there, winning the Europa Conference League.

Mourinho has stated publicly that he would like Oliveira to stay at the club, branding him ‘a champion’.

According to a report from A Bola, Oliveira still has hope of turning his move to the club permanent.

He expects Roma and Porto to come to an understanding. Roma do have an option to buy on the player, but they are not expected to trigger it. So whether he gets to seal the move he wants remains to be seen.

Earlier this month, Wolves were said to be showing interest in Oliveira, having also been keen on him last summer.

Since them though, Wanderers have been linked with a double swoop for Sporting CP midfield duo Joao Palhinha and Matheus Nunes.

So as things currently stand, a Wolves move for Oliveira this summer is looking unlikely.

No big blow for Wolves as Sergio Oliveira reportedly eyes Roma stay

So it seems Oliveira has his heart set on staying in Italy and working with Mourinho.

It remains to be seen if he gets his wish, but it wouldn’t be too much of a blow if he made the move and Wolves missed out.

It is also stated in A Bola’s report that Valencia and Napoli have interest in the player.

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Wolves are better off focusing their attention on Palhinha and specifically Nunes, who is more similar to Oliveira positionally.

The 23-year-old has been playing at a high level for the past couple of years and has many more years to grow, unlike the 30-year-old Oliveira.

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