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Wolves in talks with La Liga star and Man United target over £35m move

Defender was on loan at Inter Milan who had until the end of May to complete a deal, now ambitious Wolves have stepped in to land the full-back

WOLVES are pushing to sign Valencia defender Joao Cancelo, according to reports.

The full-back spent last season on loan at Inter Milan was being tracked by Manchester United and Juventus.

Joao Cancelo was on loan at Inter Milan from Valencia

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Joao Cancelo was on loan at Inter Milan from Valencia

Cancelo,24, is normally a right-back but can operate on the left and it looked as if the defender would extend his stay at the San Siro.


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But Inter boss Luciano Spalletti has gone cold on a permanent £30million deal agreed when the Portuguese star arrived on loan due to Financial Fair Play constraints.


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With United close to landing his fellow countryman Diogo Dalot, journalist Fabrizio Romano says the Premier League new boys have stepped in as they look make an impact in the top flight next season.

Wolves, backed by mega-rich owners Fosun International are now in talks with parent club Valencia after lodging a £35million bid.

Joao Cancelo has seven caps for Portugal

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Joao Cancelo has seven caps for Portugal

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is looking to add another Portuguese star to his ranks

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Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is looking to add another Portuguese star to his ranks

Boss Nuno Espirito Santo is keen to add quality to his squad and to the list of Portuguese stars at Molineux.

Landing Cancelo will be seen as a massive coup for the Black Country side who have been linked with big name players like Jack Wilshere and AC Milan forward Andre Silva.

Personal terms should not be an issue as Cancelo is represented by super-agent Jorge Mendes who advises Wolves on transfers.

If the deal goes through, Wolves will smash their club transfer record fee of £15.8m shelled out to Porto for Ruben Neves by nearly £20m.

 

 


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