Wolverhampton Wanderers are close to breaking their transfer record, with Portuguese international Ruben Neves expected to sign from Porto for around £15million in the next week.
New Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo worked with Ruben Neves in his season as Porto manager, and sees him as a linchpin to build his new team around.
Nuno is also trying to raid his former club to take centre back Willy Boly on loan, and hopes to have both players available for Wolves’ pre season training camp in Austria, which starts on Monday.
Though Neves is regarded as a top talent, his form has dipped over the past year and Porto are struggling financially.
A deal with Wolves will alleviate concerns that they could face UEFA sanctions for breaching Financial Fair Play guidelines.