Wolverhampton Wanderers could soon have their first outgoing of the transfer window.
A Bola have reported today that Sporting CP are looking to secure the signing of Ruben Vinagre by the end of this week.
Vinagre has long been linked with the Portuguese champions.
Last season he started off on loan at Olympiacos.
He hardly featured for the Greek giants, prompting Wolves to facilitate a new move to Farmalicao in January.
Vinagre did much better there and was a regular starter.
His future was always going to be a point of interest this summer.
A Bola say Vinagre is set to complete a move to Sporting CP in the coming days, and apparently there will be either an option or obligation to buy.
It is expected he will replace Nuno Mendes, who is said to be interesting Manchester City and Real Madrid.
For Wolves, Vinagre has made 70 appearances to date.
He joined the club from AS Monaco in 2017 on an initial loan.
Wolves should ensure obligation to buy
So it seems Vinagre will be on his way.
Really Wolves should be negotiating his sale in order to get funds in here and now.
If that’s not possible, the next best thing would be to agree an obligation to buy.
At least then there is that assurance of money coming in, and Wolves can spend now with that in mind.