Joao Cancelo appears to have no idea where he will be playing next season.
The Portuguese right-back spent the 2017/18 season on loan at Inter Milan from Valencia, impressing as the Nerrazzuri qualified for the Champions League after a six year absence.
Inter have the option of signing Cancelo permanently for around £30 million but, according to Calciomercato, that is shrouded in doubt due to Financial Fair Play fears. And the same publication claimed earlier in the month that Premier League clubs were circling if a move to the San Siro fell through, with Manchester United understood to be among them.
But there are three reasons why newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers could be in the chase.
One, they are in the market for a new right-wing back, a la Fulham’s Ryan Fredericks, and the attack-minded Cancelo fits the bill.
Two, Wolves’ ambitious Chinese owners means they would have little difficultly meeting Cancelo’s price-tag.
And three, the 23-year-old is a client of Jorge Mendes, the Portuguese super-agent who brought Ruben Neves, Diogo Jota and co to Molineux and shares a close connection with Wolves’ Fosun owners.
Cancelo certainly ticks a lot of boxes and it would be no surprise if Wolves turned out to be one of the English-based clubs rivalling Manchester United for his signature.
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