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Wolves looking elsewhere as Ajax bid for Alvarez

Wolves are assessing other targets with Edson Alvarez the subject of a £12.5m bid from Ajax. It had been claimed that the 21-year-old Mexico international was moving to Molineux after the CANCACAF Gold Cup. But although the club are well aware of him, they have so far not made an offer. The versatile Alvarez is with Wolves striker Raul Jimenez with the Mexico squad in the United States preparing for the CANCACAF Gold Cup final on Sunday against the hosts and holders USA, who claimed their place after beating Jamaica 3-1 earlier on Thursday. But at the moment it looks…

Raul is dreaming of Gold Cup glory after reaching final

Wolves’ record signing Raul Jimenez is dreaming of Gold Cup glory after putting Mexico into the final – and he’s the hero after scoring the only goal in their semi-final against Haiti. The 28-year-old striker netted a 93rd-minute penalty in extra-time after the tie had ended 0-0 in normal time. Jimenez won the spot kick after Herve Bazile brought him down just inside the box and the forward coolly sent goalkeeper Jhony Placide the wrong way. Haiti had a final chance to equalise in the 119th minute, but Mikeal Gabriel Cantave’s shot hit the bar and rebounded to Mexico keeper…

Costa set to earn Wolves £15m pay day after Leeds move

Helder Costa’s eventual permanent move to Leeds is set to net Wolves a club record £15m. The 25-year-old has joined the Elland Road club for an initial one-year loan which will turn into a permanent deal in 12 months’ time. Costa has signed a four-year contract. Wolves will receive a loan fee of £2m for the coming season, then it is understood around a further £13m next summer for the Portugal international. That will make the former Monaco forward the most expensive player to leave Molineux, overtaking Steven Fletcher’s £14m move to Sunderland in August 2012. Costa made 120 appearances…

Wolves snap up Lee-thal hotshot Harkin

Wolves have made a third noteable Academy signing after snapping up Northern Irish hotshot Lee Harkin. The 16-year old striker has signed a three-year contract and will join the club’s Under-18s. A trialist at Manchester United and Celtic, he has been on Wolves’ radar for two years. Harkin, who has joined from County Londonderry, follows PSG defender Raphael Nya, 19, and 18-year-old former Charlton, Yeovil and Luton midfielder Hong Wan in signing for Wolves’ Academy this summer from other clubs. “They’ve been bringing me over loads and I’ve played a couple of matches,” said Harkin. “I played against Bolton a…

Wolves slash ticket prices for Euro return, hoping for full house

Wolves have slashed ticket prices for their return to Europe – and are hoping for a full house to celebrate the occasion. Tickets for Wolves’ Europa League second qualifying round tie against Crusaders or B36 Torshavn at Molineux go on sale to season ticket holders on Wednesday July 3. The club say on their official website, www.wolves.co.uk, for what is expected to be a full house for Wolves’ first European tie in almost 40 years, tickets are priced at £15 for adults, £10 for concessions and £5 for Under-17s. The tie against the winners of Crusaders and B36 Torshavn is…

Neves raring to go again for Wolves after insisting ‘Three weeks off is enough’

Ruben Neves insists three weeks off is enough as he claimed Wolves’ involvement in the Europa League should make everyone proud. Wolves have qualified for European competition for the first time in 39 years and will start their Europa League campaign against either Northern Irish outfit Crusaders or Faroe Islanders B39 Torshavn in the second qualifying round on July 25 and August 1. The earlier start to the season means Neves and team-mates Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho and Diogo Jota, who helped Portugal to Nations League glory, have had the shortest break in the squad apart from Raul Jimenez and…

Newboy Nya ‘to be assessed’ for Wolves first team

New Wolves signing Raphael Nya will be staying put at Molineux this coming season – and could feature in the Europa League. The 19-year-old defender, who has played both full back roles and centre back, signed on a three-year contract from French Ligue 1 champions PSG last week for an undisclosed fee. Nya captained PSG’s Under-19s last season and led them to four wins and a draw in the UEFA Youth League Group C against the likes of Liverpool, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade before they lost 2-1 to Hertha Berlin in an intermediate stage decider. Wolves loans manager Seyi…

Wolves could loan out more U23 cubs – Seyi

Wolves loans manager Seyi Olofinjana believes more of the club’s Under-23 players could be sent out on loan to ‘rip it up’ and accelerate their development. Under-23s midfielders Pedro Goncalves and Joao Dias have returned to Portugal to join FC Famalicao on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee. They follow 19-year-old left wing back Ryan Giles, who has signed for League One Shrewsbury Town on a season-long loan. Chairman Jeff Shi has stated some Under-23s players will be supplementing Nuno Espirito Santo’s first-team squad for the forthcoming Europa League campaign. Wolves Under-23s won Premier League 2 Division 2 last…

Wolves star Raul feels ‘at peace’ in Wolverhampton

Raul Jimenez has revealed he feels at peace in Wolverhampton as he is treated as one of the people. The 28-year-old striker officially became Wolves’ record £32m signing on Monday. His season still isn’t over – while most of his Wolves team-mates have been back in pre-season training for several days, he is on international duty with Mexico with the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final against Haiti on Wednesday (3.30am, BST) at Glendale, west of Phoenix, Arizona. And in an interview with GQ magazine, the Mexico international admits he is at home in the city where he lives because of the…

Wolves cub Giles looking to excite Shrews fans on loan

Wolves youngster Ryan Giles is looking forward to getting fans out of their seats after admitting joining League One Shrewsbury Town on a season-long loan was a ‘no brainer’. The Telford-born left wing-back and Wolves Academy graduate made his first-team debut in the 2-2 draw at Shrewsbury in the FA Cup fourth round in January. Wolves rate Giles highly – he is 12 months into a four-year contract, keeping him at Molineux until 2022, he went on pre-season tour with the first team last summer and was voted Academy player of the year for 2017-18. Now he links up with…