Reports in Portugal are still indicating that Wolves are likely to sign Matheus Nunes this summer.
The central midfielder is thought to be one of the club’s top targets at the moment.
The transfer links have now been around for several weeks, but no official bid has yet gone in from Wanderers.
That has fueled speculation they are waiting to sell Ruben Neves first.
Wolves fans will hope that a bid does go in soon, and it seems Sporting CP could be bracing for one. They look to now be planning for life without Nunes.
According to Correio da Manha, the Portuguese side are looking at potential replacements for the 23-year-old.
Apparently, Almeria’s Lucas Robertone is a possibility for them.
The Spanish outfit value their man at over £8.6 million. Sporting deem that asking price excessive though.
It is a story worth keeping an eye on. If Sporting do end up signing Robertone in the coming days, then that will perhaps indicate that Wolves will be stepping up their pursuit of Nunes.
Many Wolves supporters are really hoping he comes in this summer.
The hopes of signing Joao Palhinha appear to have faded now, with Fulham poised to sign the 26-year-old.
But it is looking like Neves could be staying at Molineux after all, which would very much reduce the need for Palhinha anyway.
Nunes, though, is someone who could make a huge difference to Wolves’ midfield.
He is a box-to-box type, and someone who could provide legs and drive to compliment the play-making style of Neves.
Boost for Wolves as Sporting eye potential Matheus Nunes replacement
This is an encouraging claim from Correio da Manha.
Sporting are seemingly concerned that they are going to lose Nunes, and hopefully that means a move to Wolves is in the offing.
The players have now started returning to Compton park for pre-season, and Wolves need to be getting new faces in as soon as possible.
It is important for newbies to sign and bed in, with the 2022/23 season starting a little earlier this year due to the World Cup.