Have Liverpool approached Wolves for Ruben Neves?

Ruben Neves of Wolves  in action during the pre-season friendly match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on July 29, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves was said to be high on Liverpool's wishlist this summer.

Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach

Nuno has confirmed to the Express and Star that Wolverhampton Wanderers have already received an official approach from a ‘big club’ for one of their star players, and that must throw up questions over whether it could be Liverpool.

Liverpool were heavily linked with Ruben Neves in the summer, with FourFourTwo reporting that Jurgen Klopp’s side were massively keen to take the playmaker.

The Daily Mail claim that Neves was valued at £60 million by Wolves last summer, and no deal was done between Liverpool and the Midlands side.


But Nuno has suggested that Wolves have received interest in one of their key men.

He said: “(A big club already approached us) and the player is still here. Because he wants to be. The moment that it fees natural that you can’t stop these things anymore then okay. It’s natural. Things happen naturally."

If Wolves were lose Neves it would be a massive blow to their chances, but Liverpool could still be on the look out for central midfielders.

Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Brentford at Molineux on January 2, 2018 in...

Although Klopp’s side did bring in Fabinho and Naby Keita, the pair have both made slow starts at Anfield.

Neves is still regarded as one of the brightest young talents in England, and Wolves are sure to have to fend off interest in the Portuguese international over the coming years, regardless of whether Liverpool are interested or not.

Portugal's midfielder Ruben Neves missed an opportunity to score a goal during the UEFA U-21 European Championship Group B football match Spain v Portugal in Gdynia, on June 20, 2017.

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