Wolves looking to sign Man United target with €120million release clause

What a statement that would be

Wolves are looking to make a huge statement in the summer transfer window as they target a deal to sign Manchester United and Liverpool target João Félix.

The Portuguese starlet is making waves around Europe right now.

Playing at Benfica, the 19-year-old is considered to be one of the most talented youngsters in football right now.

He’s played 15 matches in the Primeira, scoring eight goals and assisting four.

Those impressive performances have lead to a plethora of reports about teams looking at him.

Premier League giants Liverpool and Manchester United have been linked with moves but they aren’t the only ones.

Both AC Milan and Juventus are also in the running for the player according to Fabricio Romano.

Now, a very unexpected club has entered the race to sign Felix.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 27: Nuno Espirito Santo, Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers looks looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers at American Express Community Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The Jorge Mendes effect

That club is Wolverhampton Wolves according to Dean Jones.

The Bleacher Report journalist is claiming that Wolves are ‘going to work hard to sign Joao Felix from Benfica.’

Wolves have a strong Portuguese contingent due to their close relationship with Jorge Mendes.

Aside from their manager, Nuno Espírito Santo, they have Portuguese international players such as Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves.

That’s not to mention Helder Costa, Diogo Jota and Ivan Cavaleiro.

Can they beat Liverpool & Man United to the signing?

Now, they are looking to add to that by signing Joao Felix.

One of the biggest stumbling blocks will no doubt be his €120million release clause. 

That’s well outside of Wolves’ transfer budget.

 

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Though, according to Dean Jones, ‘there is hope that with Jorge Mendes involved, something can be negotiated.’

Should Wolves manage to sign Felix, that would no doubt be one of the biggest statements they could possibly make in the transfer window.

Though, the likelihood of a deal happening is still very slim.

 

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Man United considering naming Solskjaer permanent boss before summer

The new full-time boss of Manchester United?

Manchester United are considering naming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their new permanent manager before the end of the season.

Solskjaer has been a revelation since joining after Jose Mourinho’s sacking.

Mourinho was sacked after the Liverpool loss and the club have not looked back since.

That is because Solskjaer has won 12, drawn two and lost one since taking over at Old Trafford.

Not only are the results improving, so are the performances.

Man United are starting to play the same kind of football they were under legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson with a plethora of attacking players impressing.

Paul Pogba is the biggest example, with the Frenchman finally looking like the player Man United thought they were getting when they brought him back to the club in 2016.

Now, Solskjaer has impressed so much he is supposedly winning the race to be the next Manchester United boss.

CARDIFF, WALES – DECEMBER 22: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Interim Manager of Manchester United celebrates with the fans after the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Manchester United at Cardiff City Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Solskjaer getting closer to that permanent job

That is because according to the Mirror, Man United have shelved plans to look for a new boss and are even considering appointing Solskjaer as their permanent boss before the end of the current campaign.

The Mirror’s report claims ‘United wanted an experienced coach to succeed Jose Mourinho’ but ‘have not acted on those plans because they have been so impressed with Solskjaer.’

Furthermore, ‘the club’s hierarchy are even considering naming Solskjaer as their full-time boss before the end of the campaign to remove any uncertainty about their future.’

If so, we could see Solskjaer appointed as United’s permanent boss very soon.

Solskjaer could also start planning for the summer transfer window if he was appointed soon, which would not be possible if a decision came later down the line.

 

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New fears David de Gea will leave Man United & Valencia contract update

Another big figure Man United don’t want to leave is David De Gea.

The goalkeeper has been linked with a move away for some time now.

Now, there are new fears that De Gea could leave the club.

Click here to see what those fears are.