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Wolves move on from Oliveira after refusing to meet asking price

Wolves have moved on from Nelson Oliveira after refusing to meet AEK Athens’ £5.5m asking price. It’s understood Wolves made a second bid for the 28-year-old striker last Friday, but it was around £3.8m, still way short of the Greek club’s valuation, following a first offer of around £3.4m. Oliveira has shown some of the best goalscoring form of his career this season, with nine goals in 20 games in all competitions for AEK in 2019-20, but Wolves were not prepared to pay what they considered to be over the odds for the former Norwich striker. Wolves have been in…

Wolves inch ever closer to Podence deal as talks continue

Wolves are getting ever closer to completing a deal to sign £21.5m-rated winger Daniel Podence. The clubs have been in talks for the 24-year-old for several days after Wolves offered an initial fee of around £15.3m. Since then Wolves have worked to close the gap to get closer to the Greek club’s demands of the full asking price, although comments from Olympiakos’ head of communications Nikos Gavalas appeared to indicate a hurdle to overcome regarding the player’s contract. Gavalas said on @Sport24Radio in Greece: “The difference was between the two clubs regarding the terms of Podence’s contract. “Τhe matter will…

Wolves set to sign highly-rated French midfielder on loan

Wolves are poised to complete the signing of France Under-20 international Enzo Loiodice from Ligue 1 side Dijon on loan for the rest of the season. The 19-year-old left-footed central midfielder, who was born in Paris of Italian descent, will initially join the Under-23s squad. As the footage shows with this report, he is slightly built but can pick a pass and looks composed in possession. Loiodice has made 20 Ligue 1 appearances, including six this season for Dijon, who are fourth from bottom and six points above the relegation zone. The midfielder signed a three-year deal in summer 2018…

Wolves have post to Phil as long-serving head of medical leaves for job abroad

Wolves head of medical Phil Hayward has left the club to take on a similar role overseas after 11-and-a-half years at Molineux. Hayward joined Wolves Academy in 2008 and was promoted to first-team physio three years later. It’s understood his last working game was the 1-1 draw at home to Newcastle on January 11. In 2012, the popular Hayward was appointed head of medical to replace Steve Kemp, who joined the FA, and tasked with overseeing the club’s entire medical and sport science department. Matt Perry, Wolves club doctor since 2002, is now overseeing the department until a permanent appointment…

Wolves in for new striker target and still hopeful on Podence

Wolves remain hopeful of completing the signing of Daniel Podence this weekend – but there is a twist in the chase for Nelson Oliveira after a new target emerged. The pair of Wolves targets could face each other on Sunday in the Greek Superleague when Oliveira’s AEK Athens host Olympiakos, who are set to play Podence, possibly for the last time. Wolves are still finalising a fee for 24-year-old Podence, but are edging ever closer to the £21.5m valuation of the winger. But their chase for Oliveira could yet be shelved as Wolves are in talks for another as yet…

Traore is ‘unplayable’ and Nuno sets Wolves up so well – Liverpool boss Klopp

Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for Wolves and believes Adama Traore is ‘unplayable’ after Liverpool were pushed to their limits in their 2-1 win at Molineux. Klopp was delighted and relieved to come away from Wolves having stretched their unbeaten run in the Premier League to an astonishing 40 games. Wolves couldn’t cap their superb second-half display with a winner after Raul Jimenez’s 20th goal of the season six minutes after half-time cancelled out Jordan Henderson’s eighth-minute header. Roberto Firmino broke their hearts with the winner six minutes from time to make it a very tight double for the…

Nuno praises Wolves’ performance – but identifies areas of improvement after Liverpool loss

Proud Nuno Espirito Santo praised Wolves after going so close to stopping Liverpool’s winning run in the 2-1 defeat at Molineux – but identified flaws to improve. Roberto Firmino’s sledgehammer strike six minutes from time extended Liverpool’s run to 14 straight victories in the Premier League and stretched their lead to 16 points at the top. But Wolves, who equalised through Raul Jimenez’s 20th goal of the season six minutes after half-time to cancel out Jordan Henderson’s eighth-minute header, pushed them all the way. They could, and perhaps should, have had an equaliser at the death when substitute Diogo Jota…

Wolves push Liverpool all the way but Firmino wins it for the Reds – report

Wolves 1 (Jimenez 51) Liverpool 2 (Henderson 8, Firmino 86). Wolves pushed Liverpool all the way but were ultimately undone by the champions-elect at an electric Molineux. Jordan Henderson headed the Reds into an eighth-minute lead but Wolves levelled through another header, from Raul Jimenez in the 51st minute – the first goal Liverpool have conceded in more than 12 hours – to signal their best spell of the game. But Roberto Firmino broke Wolves’ hearts with the winner four minutes from time as Liverpool hit them on the break to extend their lead to 16 points at the top…

Boly and Jota back in the Wolves squad as Nuno names his team for Liverpool

Willy Boly and Diogo Jota returned to the Wolves squad for the visit of Liverpool after recovering from injury. Boly and Jota were named on the bench as head coach Nuno Espirito Santo named an unchanged team for the third successive Premier League game. Centre back Boly, who has missed 20 games in all competitions with a broken ankle, was in the matchday 18 for the first time since October 24 in the 1-0 win away to Slovan Bratislava in the Europa League. Jota was injured as a substitute on New Year’s Day in the 2-1 defeat at Watford and…

Nuno insists Wolves must ignore Kop to stop Klopp’s Liverpool

Nuno Espirito Santo insists Wolves must ignore the Kop to have a chance of beating Klopp if they are to topple runaway leaders Liverpool. Liverpool come to Molineux on Thursday a massive 39 games unbeaten in the Premier League, with their last top flight defeat coming against champions Manchester City 2-1 on January 3 last year. A recurring theme of head coach Nuno’s pre-match press conference was to insist all his focus was on Wolves, rather than give much appreciation to the champions-elect, who go into the game 13 points clear with two games in hand on second-placed City. “We…