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March 28, 2019

Raul set to join Wolves for £30m – story

Raul Jimenez is on the brink of joining Wolves in a club record permanent deal that could eventually be worth £30m, according to the Daily Telegraph. A report tonight says talks between Wolves owners Fosun and Jimenez’s club Benfica have stepped up rapidly in recent weeks and that a deal for the 27-year-old, who is Wolves’ 15-goal top scorer, is now close, with confirmation expected at the end of the season. The fee agreed for the Mexico international is said to be around £25m, with another £5m in add-ons, which would shatter the current club record, £18m for Adama Traore…

Nuno: ‘Uncle Jorge’ told me to come to Wolves

Nuno Espirito Santo has revealed super agent Jorge Mendes persuaded him to join Wolves because of the club’s ambition. Nuno has transformed Wolves since his appointment in May 2017, winning the Championship title in his first season before steering them to seventh place in the Premier League and the FA Cup semi-final. His stunning success has led to the 45-year-old being linked with the Chelsea manager’s job, while he has turned down Arsenal and Everton through Mendes – known affectionately as ‘Uncle Jorge’ by Wolves fans – since coming to Molineux. Nuno was Mendes’s first client and the head coach…

Wolves man Doc facing Irish cold shoulder from Mick

Wolves wing back Matt Doherty could face another exile from international football after Ireland boss Mick McCarthy declared he prefers Seamus Coleman at right back. McCarthy played Coleman at right back and Doherty right midfield in Ireland’s 1-0 win in Gibraltar last week. But he admitted the experiment didn’t work, and claimed Doherty – who he signed for Wolves in 2010 – lacked a winger’s natural instincts. And asked how he made up his mind on the Coleman-Doherty conundrum, McCarthy told Dublin Live: “I didn’t have to. “Seamus plays right-back every week. The ‘Doc’ plays right wing back. And having…

Hibbitt: Wolves’ huge Wembley support can roar them to the final

Kenny Hibbitt believes Wolves’ record-breaking support will make all a ‘massive difference’ to the team at Wembley and roar them to the FA Cup final. The sold-out signs have been put up at Molineux after all 33,000 tickets were snapped up for the semi-final against Watford on Sunday, April 7. It means Wolves will be watched by their biggest support for nearly 16 years, since a similar number travelled to Cardiff for the Championship play-off final against Sheffield United at the Millennium Stadium. “Wolves have had a fantastic period over the last 18 months and expectations among the fans has…

Moutinho: I feel like I can play for another 10 years

Joao Moutinho is so loving life in Wolves’ midfield that he says he feels like he can play like he can play for another 10 years. The 32-year-old Portugal international has been a hugely impressive performer since his £5m move from Monaco last summer, arguably the most talented midfielder in gold and black in a generation. And he wants to carry on for another decade, if his legs will allow him. “I feel very good now. I have fresh legs. I tell people who ask me if I’m old that I’m 32 but I feel I can play 10 more…

Wolves kid Gibbs-White set for more England honours

Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White looks set to be fast-tracked to the England Under-21s for Euro 2019. The 19-year-old was part of England’s Under-17s World Cup win and has continued his progress, to Keith Downing’s Under-19s group. Gibbs-White has just returned from the squad that played three elite qualifiers for this summer Under-19s European Championships at St Georges Park, only for the Young Lions to miss out on reaching this summer’s finals in Armenia. Now Under-21s coach Aidy Boothroyd wants him involved with the older age group for the UEFA Under-21s European Championships in Italy and San Marino this summer. “He…