Wolves are set to sign Atletico Madrid duo Matheus Cunha and Felipe this week, as boldly claimed by El Partidazo de COPE journalist Pedro Morata.
Julen Lopetegui is currently out in Marbella with his new players, as he seeks to whip them all in to shape ready for the return of domestic football.
But it seems he’s getting busy behind the scenes, with Wolves reportedly in talks to land Cunha and Felipe.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano then said that Wanderers were also speaking to Atleti about the potential to sign Felipe, who is out of contract next summer.
Wolves find themselves needing to strengthen in defence and attack, and it could be that two of Diego Simeone’s fringe players could now be on their way to Molineux.
Morata of radio station El Partidazo de COPE believes that Wolves could actually sign the duo this week.
He adds that Atleti are selling due to being dumped out of the Champions League early. That would suggest it would be a permanent deal for Cunha. It had been suggested at first that it could have been a loan.
Of course, Wolves would not be able to make the deals official until January.
But it is commonplace for clubs to lay groundwork in terms of player transfers long before windows actually open.
This is what seems to be happening with Cunha and Felipe.
A big and encouraging claim as Wolves close in on Cunha and Felipe signings
It remains to be seen what the rest of this week brings, but it’s a big claim from Morata.
Wolves fans are not so used to transfer business being conducted early.
It could perhaps be that the game has changed at Wolves following the appointment of Matt Hobbs as sporting director and the arrival of Fran Garagarza as a technical advisor.
Given the current situation, it is absolutely necessary for Wolves to be efficient in terms of recruitment over the next couple of months.
Hopefully, there is some truth in this claim from Morata that Cunha and Felipe are both close to signing.
The earlier they arrive in January, the better it will be in terms of them bedding in.