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Wolves transfer news: Wanderers to push for Al-Musrati if Palhinha move fails

Wolves could reportedly turn their attention to Al-Musrati if they fail to sign Joao Palhinha.

O Jogo have reported that Wanderers could make a push for the 40-cap Libya international, amid reports that Fulham have taken the lead in the race for the Sporting CP star.

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The Cottagers are said to have agreed a deal with the Portuguese club.

Marco Silva has apparently spoken with the player, and feels confident of signing him.

Wolves are said to still really want Palhinha, and will apparently try to match Fulham’s proposal. O Jogo have suggested that the club had been waiting to make player sales.

If Palhinha chooses Fulham, then O Jogo suggest Wolves could make a move for Al-Musrati.

Ironically, it was reported recently that the Braga star was actually in London ahead of sealing a move to Fulham.

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But it has all gone quiet recently, which may mean that Fulham are focusing all their efforts on landing Palhinha instead.

It’s possible something could happen on this front very soon. Braga’s pre-season starts on June 23, and it is suggested Al-Musrati will want to have his future sorted before then.

Palhinha should be the priority for Wolves but Al-Musrati is not a bad alternative

Ideally Wolves will elbow aside Fulham in the race for Palhinha and sign the 26-year-old, as has been the expectation for weeks.

Palhinha is a fantastic holding midfield player, who could really bring some steel to Wolves’ midfield.

He’d be a decent replacement for Ruben Neves, with the indications being that the 25-year-old will be sold this summer.

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He’s a different kind of player, but one who could really excel.

So Wolves should be going all out for him, but Al-Musrati is not a bad alternative at all.

He has a similar profile to Palhinha and would also bring steel and dynamism.