According to the Telegraph’s John Percy, Wolves are preparing for life without their star player Rúben Neves after contract talks have been mutually placed on hold.
The 26-year-old has spent almost six years at the West Midlands club since arriving from Porto in a €17.90m move.
The Portuguese midfielder has just over one year remaining on his contract and Wolves are ready to demand up to £40m.
Neves has previously attracted interest from La Liga giants Barcelona and current league-leaders Arsenal.
There is a general acceptance around the club that he should be playing Champions League football and they will not stand in his way should a suitable offer arise.
The 39-capped international has made over 246 appearances for Wolves, scoring 29 goals whilst providing 12 assists.
Wolves travel to the East Midlands this weekend as they face relegation-threatened Leicester City at the King Power Stadium before hosting Crystal Palace on Tuesday the following week at Molineux.
Mark Marston | Get Football