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Wolves boss Nuno: All parties to decide on Raul deal

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo today declared all the parties still have to come together to rubberstamp the permanent signing of Raul Jimenez. Jimenez seems set to join Wolves in a deal worth an initial £25m, rising to £30m to turn his loan from Benfica into a permanent deal. An announcement could come before the end of the season, but for now, Nuno says there is nothing imminent on the 15-goal top scorer. “I know we have to make a decision. But the right moment will be the moment that will involve all the parts and then we will announce…

Opposition watch: Burnley injury doubt for Wolves clash

Burnley have a doubt over Johann Berg Gudmundsson after welcoming back eight players from international duty prior to Wolves’ visit tomorrow. The 28-year-old winger returned to the Clarets’ Barnfield Training Centre early after missing Iceland’s midweek defeat to France because of a minor calf injury. “We have to monitor the fact he missed some training and missed the game,” said Burnley boss Sean Dyche. “We looked at him. He was on the grass, but we will have to make a call on that.” Dyche believes Aaron Lennon has a chance of playing again this season after undergoing knee surgery back…

Ryan Bennett helps The Voice singer to Wembley

A star of The Voice UK who is a Wolves fan is to sing at Wembley after all – courtesy of star defender Ryan Bennett. Rue Jay, who owns Vivid Ink tattoo and piercings studio, was giving Bennett, 29, his latest inking and mentioned his friend Jason Jones, who reached the semi-final of the hit ITV show in 2017, had missed out on a seat for the FA Cup semi-final against Watford at Wembley on April 7. Wolves’ allocation of 33,000 tickets were sold in five days to season ticket holders and members. So Jay, who has branches in Sutton…

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…

Wolves’ Wembley sellout guarantees them their biggest following for 16 years

Wolves are guaranteed their biggest following for nearly 16 years after they sold their entire allocation of 33,000 tickets for their FA Cup semi-final with Watford at Wembley. Tickets were snapped up in the space of five days by season ticket holders and members for the eagerly-awaited clash on Sunday, April 7. The sell-out means Wolves will be backed by their biggest following since a similar number descended on Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium for the Championship play-off final win against Sheffield United in 2003, which was watched by 69,473, as the club prepares for its first FA Cup semi-final since 1998.…