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Wolves transfer news: Southampton and Newcastle looking to sign Wolves target Goncalo Ramos

Wolves are facing strong competition to sign striker Goncalo Ramos, with Southampton and Newcastle United both keen.

The 21-year-old is hot property right now, having really shone for Benfica in 2022.

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The youngster had a strong end to last season, and has started the current campaign on fire with four goals in his first four games.

According to The Telegraph, Southampton have now joined the race for Ramos.

The Saints are looking to add some extra firepower to their squad having taken one point from their first two games like Wolves.

It means there are now at least three Premier League teams on Ramos’ tail, with Eddie Howe’s Newcastle and Wolves having also been linked recently.

It was actually claimed that Wolves manager Bruno Lage has been on contact with Ramos to find out if he’d be keen on a move to Molineux.

Journalist Pedro Sepulveda has claimed that Wolves have already made a loan offer with obligation to buy this summer.

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It has been reported that Benfica would prefer to sell the star this summer if anything. And it’s expected he would cost at least £25 million.

Currently Wolves have just one recognised striker in their squad in the form of Raul Jimenez.

The Mexican has missed the first two games through injury, but is working his way back. He could be available again soon having been back on the grass at Compton Park.

Wolves have their work cut out to sign Ramos, but Portuguese contingent could prove significant

Southampton and Newcastle both need a centre-forward and will be very hopeful of landing a player with the talent and potential of Ramos.

The Magpies could be a big threat in particular, given they would be surely be able to offer a great wage package.

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But Wolves, of course, have a very big Portuguese contingent at Molineux.

And it has just grown even bigger with the arrivals of Goncalo Guedes and Matheus Nunes.

Ramos knows Lage from his time at Benfica, and the manager’s influence could also be something that ultimately swings it for Wolves.