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Wolves chasing Benfica’s £10m-rated Andre Almeida

Wolves are one of five Premier League clubs trying to sign £10m-rated Benfica right-back Andre Almeida.

The 28-year-old Portugal international supplied an incredible 12 assists and two goals to help his team overcome Porto for the Primeira Liga title.

Due to his relatively modest wages, Almeida, who is under contract for another two years, could be snapped up for £10m during the current transfer window.

Almeida, who can also play in midfield, has made it clear he wants to test himself in the Premier League and is seeking a move this summer.

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo and his Portuguese counterpart at Everton Marco Silva are believed to be leading the chase for the defender. Almeira has eight full caps, with the last of them coming in 2015, and he has been an international team-mate of Rui Patricio and Joao Moutinho, as well as a Benfica colleague of Ivan Cavaleiro.

Leicester, Southampton and Brighton also want Almeida, who has won five Primeira Ligas, two Portuguese Cups, four League Cups and two Super Cups with Benfica, as well as reaching the final of the Europa League – the competition Wolves will enter in July – on two occasions.

Wolves are seeking competition at right wing back for Matt Doherty, and Nuno is well aware of Almeira, having managed against him when in charge of Rio Ave in two losing finals in 2013-14, the Portuguese Cup and the Portuguese League Cup.

Jonny Otto is right footed and could switch flanks to allow game time to the highly-rated Ruben Vinagre on the left, but Nuno still wants options at wing back and Almeira provides quality competition at a time when he is in the prime of his career.

Almeida has scored one more goal and has the same amount of assists as Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold managed during his hugely impressive Premier League season.

It’s also more assists than Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane managed during Manchester City’s treble-winning campaign.