Report: Wolverhampton Wanderers line up moves for Benfica, Monaco players

Ivan Cavaleiro (R) celebrates scoring the third goal for Portugal

Wolves are set to be bought out by a consortium with which super agent Jorge Mendes is involved.

Super agent Jorge Mendes with client Cristiano RonaldoSuper agent Jorge Mendes with client Cristiano Ronaldo

Wolverhampton Wanderers are lining up moves for three Portuguese players should their proposed takeover go through, the Sun reports (Wednesday edition, page 49).

According to the Telegraph, Wolves are set to be sold to a Chinese conglomerate with ties to super agent Jorge Mendes, whose clients include Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo.

And the Sun reports that Mendes will look to use his vast connections to bring Benfica pair Helder Costa and Pele, and Monaco's Ivan Cavaleiro to the Championship club.

All three have been on the Portuguese champions' books at some stage, while Costa and Cavaleiro were teammates at the Stade Louis II last term and at Deportivo La Coruna the season before that.

Benfica's Helder Costa on loan to MonacoBenfica's Helder Costa (C) spent last season on loan to Monaco

The trio have all been capped by Portugual at various youth levels, with Cavaleiro, who cost Monaco £12.5 million a year ago, also gaining senior recognition.

Ivan Cavaleiro (R) celebrates scoring the third goal for PortugalIvan Cavaleiro (R) a goal for Portugal U21s

He, along with Costa, is a winger by trade, while former AC Milan man Pele - not to be confused with the ex-West Bromwich Albion player by the same name - is an imposing central midfield player who scored four goals on loan to Pacos Ferreira last season.

Pele, playing against parent club Benfica, makes a tacklePele (C, playing against his parent club, makes a tackle

Wolves, who finished 13th in last season's Championship, are still set to replace manager Kenny Jackett with former Porto chief Julen Lopetegui, according to the Sun.

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