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Leeds in for Costa as Wolves look to freshen up

Leeds United want Wolves winger Helder Costa as Marcelo Bielsa looks to freshen up his squad for another promotion assault next season. The 25-year-old one-time £13m club record signing is expected to be made available this summer after only playing a bit-part role last season. Leeds will look to strike a loan arrangement with Wolves if they can, as they risk being priced out of any permanent deal. The Elland Road club are looking to see if an agreement can be reached with Wolves and Costa’s agent, Jorge Mendes. Should the Portuguese sign for Leeds, he will join a familiar…

Wolves’ Portuguese four primed to face the Netherlands in final

Wolves’ Portuguese contingent are looking forward to facing the Netherlands in the Nations League final on Sunday after defeat for England. Holland beat the Three Lions 3-1 after extra-time after the semi-final ended 1-1 after 90 minutes. The result means Rui Patricio, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Diogo Jota are preparing to face the Dutch this weekend instead of a showdown against English players they have played against in the Premier League. That said, there are no shortage of Premier League stars in the Netherlands squad. Liverpool pair Virgil Van Dijk and Gino Wijnaldum, Fulham forward Ryan Babbel, Brighton’s Davy…

Now Huddersfield eyeing Wolves forward Cav after Fulham interest

Wolves forward Ivan Cavaleiro continues to attract interest, with Huddersfield the latest club linked with him. Fellow relegated Premier League club Fulham are believed to be in pole position to land the 24-year-old forward, who has been made available for transfer by head coach Nuno Espirito Santo. www.wolvesbite.com first reported Fulham’s interest last month, but the Terriers have reportedly joined the race to sign the Portuguese attacker. Huddersfield are keen to boost their scoring options on their return to the Championship after registering just 22 goals last season as they finished bottom of the top flight. Cavaleiro certainly knows where…

Hause led to Villa for £3m is good business for Wolves

Wolves are poised for their first cash sale of the summer after Aston Villa triggered the option to sign centre back Kortney Hause. Villa signed the 23-year-old in January on loan with a view to a permanent deal, and they are prepared to meet the £3m price tag. The deal represents good business for Wolves, after then boss Kenny Jackett signed the former England Under-21 international from Wycombe in January 2014 for £175,000 after he had made just 31 appearances for the Chairboys. The former England Under-21 international will become one of Wolves’ most expensive defender sales, matching the fee…

Rondon’s demands could scupper move to Wolves

Wolves’ chances of landing target Salomon Rondon could hinge on his chances of playing regular football. It’s understood the Albion striker has made it clear during talks he wants to play every game, something Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo will not guarantee anyone. Nuno sees the Venezuela international competing with Raul Jimenez for a regular starting place. But he will not agree to him starting every game. Wolves are still believed to be in pole position to land the striker, who has just enjoyed a hugely successful season on loan at Newcastle, where he top scored with 12 goals…

Wolves’ deal could be worth £10m

Wolves have announced the biggest kit sponsorship deal in the club’s history, signing up with global gaming firm ManBetX. The two-year agreement comes after Wolves ended their partnership with W88 12 months into a similar length deal. It’s understood the new sponsorship is worth around £10m, while sources say they have paid off W88 at a cost of £3m. ManBetX, who are based in Malta, have sponsored Crystal Palace for the past two years and also back the snooker Welsh Open. The main sponsor’s name will be on the front all adult first-team home shirts, plus Under-23s and adult disability…

Wolves man Matt Doherty opens up on his future

Long-serving Matt Doherty insists his future lies at Wolves. The Ireland international, currently preparing for Euro 2020 Group D qualifiers against Denmark and Gibraltar on Friday and Monday respectively, was recently told he could flourish at a top-six club by former England and Tottenham winger Chris Waddle. Doherty, who recently played his 250th game for Wolves, only signed a new contract in February keeping him at Molineux until 2023, which would extend his stay at Wolves to 13 years. Asked at an Ireland press conference if he is staying put, the 27-year-old said: “Yes, yes, definitely. We’ve just got a…

Jonny outlines what Wolves must do to secure top-six spot

Jonny Castro Otto has urged Wolves to improve their record against the lower-placed teams to secure a top-six position next season. Wolves took 16 points off the first six clubs in the top flight last campaign, two more than they took from the bottom six in the Premier League table. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side finished nine points behind Manchester United, who ended up in sixth place. But Jonny reckons the improvement they need is to be more ruthless against the struggling teams next term if they are to gatecrash the automatic qualifying teams for European places. “That’s the ambition,” said…

Wolves can compete for the Champions League – Don

Don Goodman reckons Wolves can compete for a Champions League spot next season – but warned fans that the hard bit is to come. The former Molineux striker has been hugely impressed with his old club over the last two years, first winning the Championship and then finishing seventh in their first campaign back in the Premier League and qualifying for the Europa League. But the 54-year-old believes they can crack the top four with the right investment this summer. “I think Wolves can forget about Manchester City and Liverpool and probably even Tottenham, but the other three, at the…

Bright’s deal extended by Wolves but Zyro is one of six leave to Molineux

Wolves have extended Bright Enobakhare’s deal but released six players who will shortly be out of contract, headed by winger Michal Zyro. Enobakhare had a one-year option in his contract triggered to keep him at the club. The 21-year-old forward impressed on loan at League One side Coventry City during the second half of the season, scoring six goals in 18 appearances, and appearing in the EFL team of the week. It’s understood there has been substantial interest in Enobakhare, who figured 26 times under Nuno Espirito Santo in the Championship-winning campaign of 2017-18. But he will start pre-season as…