Wolves have made an astonishing £35million bid for Valencia right-back Joao Cancelo, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
After romping to the Championship this season, Wolves are eager to assert themselves in the Premier League and use the contacts of super-agent Jorge Mendes.
Wolves’ Portuguese manager Nuno Espirito Santo has already added a number of his compatriots to the Wolves squad including star players Ruben Neves and Diogo Jota, and it appears he is keen to add another to their ranks.
Cancelo has been a target of Manchester United, with previous reports suggesting he would make his loan from Valencia to Inter Milan permanent, before they immediately offload him to the Red Devils.
This would then spark a merry-go-round in which Matteo Darmian would head to Juventus and Kwadwo Asamoah would join Inter.
However, it appears Wolves may have put a spanner in the works by offering Valencia £35 million for the 24-year-old, according to Romano, a Sky Sports journalist.
Nuno previously worked with Cancelo at the Mestalla and the player is also managed by Jorge Mendes.
If Wolves pull off the deal, it will smash the club’s current transfer record of £15.8million for Ruben Neves.
You don’t attract the likes of Manchester United and Inter Milan without possessing some talent, and if Wolves can secure his signature this summer it would be a serious coup.
Cancelo is a strong passer and crosser, and is equally adept on the right wing, scoring once and assisting three goals in 20 starts for Inter last season.
Nuno worked with the player before so knows his potential, and although £35million for a right-back may seem steep, it is a sign of Wolves’ intent that they want to challenge the big boys for Europe’s hottest prospects.
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