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Now Derby in for in-demand Wolves forward Cav

Wolves forward Ivan Cavaleiro is now wanted by Derby County, wolvesbite.com understands. The 25-year-old has been made available for loan or transfer this summer by head coach Nuno Espirito Santo and the Rams are the latest club to show an interest. Cavaleiro has been a target for Fulham, while fellow relegated club Huddersfield have also been heavily linked with the Portuguese attacker. Now Derby, looking to go one better under new boss Phillip Cocu after losing in the Championship play-off final to Villa, are looking to Cavaleiro to help fire a promotion charge in the coming season. Derby are looking…

Raul strikes Gold for Mexico and is named best player

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has achieved his pre-tournament aim of announcing himself on the world stage after a double achievement of winning the CONCACAF Gold Cup and being named best player. The 28-year-old won the Golden Ball for being the best player as Mexico beat holders and hosts the United States 1-0 in the final in front of 62,493 at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois in the early hours of Monday morning. His tally of five goals tied with Canada’s Lucas Cavallini and was only bettered by Jonathan David, also from Canada, with six. Jimenez, again as the centre forward in…

Wolves’ Euro experience will be vital to chances of success – Hibbitt

Kenny Hibbitt has backed Wolves to succeed in Europe because of their experience. Wolves have 10 players who have played in the Champions League or Europa League as the prepare to compete in continental competition for the first time in more than 39 years. Midfielder Joao Moutinho has won the Europa League in 2011 with Porto and was a finalist in the competition with Sporting in 2005. Hibbitt, 68, was a key player when Wolves reached their only European final, the UEFA Cup in 1972, and is one of only three who have played in all four UEFA Cup campaigns…

Gibbs-White needs to stay at Wolves – Eves

Wolves must resist the temptation to send Morgan Gibbs-White out on loan next season. That’s the view of former Molineux striker Mel Eves, who has watched the 19-year-old recently-capped England Under-21 international blossom into one of the most talented youngsters in the country last season. Still a teenager, Gibbs-White is already a World Cup winner, having won the Under-17s tournament with England in 2017, while he has 56 appearances under his belt for Wolves, including 26 in the Premier League. There is a queue of clubs ready to snap up the Wolves Academy graduate on loan for the coming season.…

Enobakhare targets Bright future at Wolves

Bright Enobakhare has targeted a Wolves first-team place after training with the senior squad in pre-season. A host of clubs would like to take the 21-year-old after his successful loan spell with Coventry in League One in the second half of last season. The Sky Blues are reportedly prepared to spend £600,000 on buying him. But the youngster has his sights on making the grade at Molineux at the moment. He has spent all the time in pre-season with the senior squad, will be travelling to China for the Premier League Asia Trophy and has been told he could be…

Jota: Wolves can reach the Europa group stages

Diogo Jota has backed Wolves to qualify for the group stages of the Europa League. Wolves will face either Northern Irish outfit Crusaders or Faroe Islanders B36 Torshavn in the second qualifying round of the competition on July 25 and August 1. Should they get through, Nuno Santo Espirito’s squad face another six games to reach the group stages. Crusaders and Torshavn meet next Thursday and the following Thursday for the right to meet Wolves. Nuno’s squad contains 10 players with experience of European competition – Jota himself has played in the Champions League with Porto, while Joao Moutinho lifted…

Wolves soon back in action as Saiss finally set for summer

Wolves’ squad returned from their pre-season training camp at St George’s Park on Friday – following a behind-closed-doors friendly against Huddersfield Town. The majority of Nuno Espirito Santo’s first-team at the FA’s base played some of the 90 minutes, including captain Conor Coady, midfielder Joao Moutinho and forward Diogo Jota. The game against the recently-relegated Terriers concluded a productive week for Wolves, who will now return to Wolverhampton to continue preparations for the Asia Trophy in China. Wolves have spent the last five days at the luxury England training base after reporting back to Compton more than a week ago…

Seventh heaven again Wolves – Thelwell outlines PL challenge

Sporting director Kevin Thelwell insists Wolves have been challenged to repeat last season’s Premier League finish – despite the added congestion of the Europa League. Wolves surpassed expectations last term by claiming seventh and qualifying for Europe for the first time in 39 years on their return to the top flight. They were the highest finishing promoted club for 18 years, since Ipswich were fifth in 2000-01. Wolves’ Chinese owners Fosun are ambitious however, and want a similar performance again in 2019-20. “We can’t wait. The last two years have been incredible in terms of the seasons we’ve had, so…

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…