Wolves preparing for Rúben Neves exit

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

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