Wolves reported £9m deal helps Premier League big guns

A general view of the Steve Bull stand at Molineux ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur at Molineux on March 6, 2011 in...

Wolves reported move for Pele helps out Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

Ruben Neves of Wolves takes on Luke Chambers of Ipswich during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Ipswich Town at Molineux on December 23, 2017 in Wolverhampton,...

Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves is a man in demand.

Liverpool (via FourFourTwo) and Tottenham Hotspur (via The Mirror) have both been linked with a summer transfer for the former Porto talent.

It was always going to be tough for Wolves to hang onto their star midfielder, and their own transfer activity lends credence to suggestions he could end up being sold.

Sporting's forward Daniel Podence (R) vies with Rio Ave's Guinean defender Pele during the Portuguese league football match Rio Ave FC vs Sporting CP at the Rio Ave FC - Dos Arcos stadium...

The Sun report Wolves have a £9 million deal lined up for Rio Ave midfield star Pele.

Pele is a central midfielder who has had previous spells with AC Milan and Benfica.

He might not be the only midfield addition, with Wolves also linked with Arsenal's Jack Wilshere, The Mirror report.

It's only April, but Wolves intentions to strengthen midfield are already apparent.

This lends credence to suggestions they could cash in on Neves, and gives hope to big guns Liverpool and Tottenham that if the offer is right, a deal could be done.

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