Wolves continue to be linked with James Rodríguez
Wolves were today linked again with a sensational move for James Rodríguez according to reports coming out of Colombia. It’s not the first time Wolves have been linked with the Colombian who is a client of Jorge Mendes.
The 29-year-old midfielder who burst onto the scene during the 2014 World Cup in which he won the Golden Boot award could be available for around £25 million with Real Madrid looking to get him off the wage bill permanently.
It’s said that a whole host of clubs, including PSG, AC Milan, Man Utd and Benfica are interested in securing James Rodríguez’s signature but it’s understood that he wants a move to the Premier League.
It was thought that Everton were also interested in signing James Rodríguez but have since changed their stance meaning that Wolves could now be the front runner.
James Rodríguez is a versatile midfielder and would be a welcome addition to Wolves however his huge wages could prove to be an issue if a move to Molineux materialises.
Wolves chase Ben White
Wolves are rumoured to be interested in Brighton defender Ben White according to The Sun. The centre-back spent last season on loan at Leeds United as he helpt them lift the Championship title and was largely impressive.
It’s thought Leeds are very keen to make Ben White’s move a permanent one but Brighton have said they will not sell White to a rival club.
It’s understood White would cost Wolves around £20 million.
Wu Lei breaks silence on potential Wolves move
Chinese forward Wu Lei has broken his silence on his future after he was heavily linked with a move to Wolves.
However, a move to Molineux now looks to be off the cards and Wu Lei has decided to stay with Espanyol as they were relegated to the Spanish second division.
Speaking to CGTN Wu Lei said: “I have seen that many people were discussing what would be my next destination. But I’ve really been clear about my ideas for a long time. I have made the firm decision to stay at Espanyol and play in the Segunda División.”
It’s understood the hierarchy at Wolves are still desperate to unearth a Chinese footballing superstar due to Fosun’s links with China.
Wolves to tie down Coady to a new deal
Wolves have reportedly opened talks with captain Conor Coady for a new contract according to Football Insider.
The 27-year-old only signed a new contract at the start of 2019 but club chiefs are aware of murmurs of interest from rival sides and have moved to commit him to an even longer deal.
His current deal runs until 2023 but Wolves want to tie the defender down to a longer deal. The defender who’s played every single Premier League minute across two seasons is an integral member of the dressing room and his career has been revitalised ever since Nuno became Wolves manager.
Wolves looking to sell Rafa Mir
Wolves are willing to listen to serious offers for Spanish forward Rafa Mir according to Sports Witness.
He’s currently on loan at Huesca until 2021 where he’s found good form, scoring 9 goals for the Spanish side. Huesca do have an option to purchase Mir at the end of his loan spell but it’s understood Wolves are looking to cash in on Rafa Mir now that he’s found a bit of goalscoring form.
Otasowie made available for loan
Wolves defender Owen Otasowie is reportedly being made available for loan and a number of Championship clubs are interested according to the Telegraph.
Clubs that are interested include Birmingham, Coventry, Luton plus Peterborough in League One as Wolves feel that Otasowie now needs to go out on loan to get some valuable first-team minutes.
Bennett to return to Wolves
Ryan Bennett will return to Wolves after Leicester have decided not to make his loan move permanent. The Foxes had the option to buy Bennett for £5m but have opted against it having failed to make an impact at the King Power.
It’s still yet unknown whether Bennett has a future at Wolves but it’s thought that the club will look to sell him this summer.