Date: 11th January 2019 at 3:10pm
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Manchester City held talks about signing Wolves star Ruben Neves this month, according to Goal.

The football site claim the Premier League champions reignited their interest in the Portugal international from last summer and “conversations” took place about the possibility of a January transfer.

Goal report Wolves slapped a £100million valuation on Neves, which has put City off for the time being although they may make a fresh move in the summer.

OPINION

Wolves’ astronomical price tag appears to have done the trick and put City off signing Neves for the time being. Expect interest in the classy midfield to be reignited by the big guns ahead of the summer window. Neves has taken to the Premier League like a duck to water and has emerged as one of the outstanding players in his position outside of the top-six clubs. The astonishingly mature 21-year-old is the outstanding player to represent the black-and-gold for many a year, and his stunning winner against Liverpool on Monday night will only have served to excite the clubs following him. Can Wolves hope to bat off bids for their main man? Much, of course, depends upon the stance of arch mover-and-shaker Jorge Mendes? Will the midfielder’s agent press the button for his client to move, or will he claim it is in his best interests to continue learning his trade at Molinuex? Time will tell, although Wolves fans should enjoy him while they can.