Valencia right-back Joao Cancelo has refused to rule out a move to Wolves amid interest from the newly promoted Premier League side.
It has been reported by Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano that the Molineux Club have held talks with the defender and have also tabled a bid believed to be in the region of £35.2million as they look to tie up the transfer.
Joao Cancelo è in trattativa col Wolverhampton, regia Jorge Mendes: offerti 40 milioni di euro @SkySport ????
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 4, 2018
The right-sided flyer is comparable to Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin in style and loves to pour forward and join in with the attack.
Cancelo, 24, is also rumoured to be a target for Serie A side Juventus, and doing little to pour water over suggestions that a move is on this summer for the player, he admitted to Tuttosport that he could not rule anything out and said: “Wolverhampton and Juventus? At the moment I do not exclude anything, certainly playing in the Champions League is my goal.
“I have a contract with Valencia until 2021, so without a club I do not stay anything.”
“Until I don’t have an official and concrete proposal I can not say anything. Before the end of the season I heard that Inter wanted to buy me outright and that were in contact with Valencia to do it, but then nothing happened.”
This sounds like promising news for Wolves in their potential capture of the right-back. It might also be a sign that manager Nuno Espirito Santo is considering reverting to a back four for the Premier League. But it also leads to question marks over the future of Roderick Miranda who currently plays at the right of defence but is one who may struggle to cope with the Premier League after being targeted as one of the weak links in their Championship title-winning side. The Portuguese international would be an upgrade on the 27-year-old. It is likely that superagent Jorge Mendes will have a say about where Cancelo ends up though, as he is reportedly working hard to ensure this deal goes over the line and that the 24-year-old end up with Wolves, not Juventus as has also been suggested. The only sticking block we can envisage is that the Portuguese ace has admitted his desire to play in the Champions League.