Juventus reportedly open talks on Joao Cancelo move; time for Wolves to look elsewhere?

Joao Cancelo of FC Internazionel reacts during the serie A match between Udinese Calcio and FC Internazionale at Stadio Friuli on May 6, 2018 in Udine, Italy.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have been linked with Valencia’s Joao Cancelo.

Joao Cancelo (L) of FC Internazionale is tackled by Francesco Magnanelli of US Sassuolo during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and US Sassuolo at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May...

According to a report by Gianluca di Marzio, Valencia representatives are in Italy to talk with Juventus in a bid to finalise a deal involving reported Wolverhampton Wanderers target Joao Cancelo.

A recent report in the Daily Mail claimed Wolves want to sign the right-back come winger this summer, with the player reportedly being valued at around £35 million.

Cancelo has spent the past season on loan at Inter Milan therefore it appears Valencia are willing to sell the player, though the Portugal international has done enough to attract the attentions of Italy’s top club.

Juventus have dominated Italian football for the past half-decade, winning successive Serie A titles while reaching two Champions League finals in the past four years.

Joao Cancelo of FC Internazionale in action during the serie A match between Udinese Calcio and FC Internazionale at Stadio Friuli on May 6, 2018 in Udine, Italy.

Wolves have benefited from their link with super-agent Jorge Mendes as they romped to the Championship title last season, and it appears they are putting the foundations in place for a long-term stay in the Premier League.

But despite having plenty of backing financially plus the aid of one of the most recognised agents in world football, they’re still someway off competing for coveted players against Europe’s elite.

Juve can offer Cancelo both a league title challenge and elite-level European football, therefore it is perhaps time for Wolves to back down in their pursuit of the 24-year-old and turn their attentions elsewhere.

Joao Cancelo of FC Internazionale Milano celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the serie A match between FC Internazionale and Cagliari Calcio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on April...

The west Midlands club still have much room for improvement in their ranks and signing both a right-back or attacking right-sided player is still very much a priority ahead of the new campaign.

But beating Juve to the signing of Cancelo now appears an unrealistic target, therefore instead of wasting more time and effort on a losing battle, targeting a top-quality alternative should be their main focus right now.

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