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Wolverhampton Wanderers have agreed a deal to make Sporting Lisbon midfielder Palhinha their first summer signing in what could be a bargain £13 million deal, according to CM Jornal.

Rui Patricio, Ruben Neves, Diogo Jota, Joao Moutinho and Ruben Vinagre have all moved to the Black Country since Wolves were taken over and transformed by a Chinese billionaire in the summer of 2016.

And it seems only a matter of time before another talented Portuguese footballer is strutting his stuff in Old Gold.

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Palhinha caught the eye while playing against Wolves twice in the Europa League group stages in the first half of the season, showcasing his tough-tackling style and boundless energy on loan at a free-flowing Braga side.

The Lisbon-born 24-year-old, it seems, will be rewarded with a move to one of the most ambitious and forward-thinking football clubs on the continent.

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CM Jornal claims that an agreement in principle has been reached already, with Wolves expected to pay £13 million to bring Palhinha to Molineux.

It remains to be seen whether his impending arrival will open the door for Leander Dendoncker to bid farewell. The Belgium international, according to Calciomercato, is the ‘dream’ signing for a Lazio side who are challenging Juventus for their first Serie A title in 20 years.

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