Manchester United are “already negotiating” a transfer for Wolves player Ruben Neves, according to reports in Spain.
The Portuguese has been heavily linked with a move away from Molineux in the last one year and while his contract is set to run into its last year this summer, he is widely tipped to leave.
Wolves could listen to offers for Neves this summer tramsfer window because he could leave for nothing in the summer of 2024.
According to SPORT, United have received a boost of landing the midfielder with Barcelona withdrawing from the race. The report also claims Neves is “already negotiating what could be his transfer to United starting next summer”.
Erik ten Hag wants to improve his midfield despite Casemiro, Christian Eriksen and Marcel Sabitzer all joining United over the past 12 months.
A move for Neves appears to be on the cards given that there is an acceptance at Wolves that the player could be playing his final games for the club this season, as Julen Lopetegui’s side scrap for survival at the foot of the Premier League table.
Neves has already spent six years with Wolves after joining his former Porto boss Nuno Espirito Santo to the club.
He has played 245 games for Wolves since joining back in 2017 from FC Porto, but as he enters the last year of his contract, clubs are looking at the possibility of snapping him up when the season ends.
The Mirror claim that Neves is rated at £50million after being linked to a number of top teams ahead of the summer window.
Meanwhile, Barcelona appear to have dropped their interest because of the number of problems that the club must sort out before thinking of adding players to their ranks this summer.