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Wolves transfer news: Wanderers 'confident' they'll sign Joao Gomes as midfielder rejects John Textor

Wolves are reportedly confident that they will be able to conclude a deal for Joao Gomes before the transfer deadline.

Wanderers have been fighting to get the player in for almost two weeks now.

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Everything looked to be on track.

But Lyon came in with a slightly higher offer which saw Flamengo cease communication with Wolves.

The Brazilian outfit want to sell Gomes to Lyon after they offered more money.

But the youngster does not want that move. He wants to play in the Premier League with Wolves.

Desperate to try and convince the player into moving to France, Lyon owner John Textor has been in Brazil personally to try and advance things.

90min report that Textor actually met with Gomes. But the 21-year-old’s mind could not be changed. He insisted he wants to move to Wolves.

90min add that Wolves are now confident they will be able to sign the player.

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The original fee Wolves negotiated with Flamengo for Gomes is thought to be around £15 million.

Supposedly Wanderers are not keen to increase that since Flamengo did agree to that price.

Wolves deciding to offer more would potentially lead to a bidding war. It would also paint a picture of Wolves to other clubs as being weak in negotiations.

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If Gomes does become a Wolves player after all this, then he’ll be a very popular figure with the fans right from the off.

He seemingly really does not want to go to Lyon, and it’s great to see him even saying no to Textor.

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Potentially, a personal visit like that had the potential to change his thinking.

Hopefully Wolves will be able to get this deal done in the coming days. It would not be ideal to let it drag out until deadline day when anything could happen.