Wolverhampton Wanderers have been very busy in this transfer window as they revisit the Premier League for the first time in six years.
Wolves won the Championship to book their place in England’s top league, and have already bolstered their squad with seven full signings.
Diogo Jota made his loan move from Atletico Madrid permanent, as did Willy Bolly of Porto, while Joao Moutinho and Middlesbrough’s Adama Traore have come aboard, with Wolves spending in excess of €73m in this window thus far.
While no more Portuguese players are set to arrive via super-agent Jorge Mendes, Nuno Espírito Santo’s side are likely to make two more significant additions to their squad.
Firstly, Sky Sports are reporting that Wolves have agreed a fee with Manchester City for the versatile Oleksander Zinchenko.
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Reported to be in the region of £15m, the move for Zinchenko would see the club gain a player that can play anywhere from attacking midfield to full back. Though a decent prospect alongside the likes of Phil Foden, the 21-year-old has found minutes hard to come by in City’s star-studded side.
A fascinating move for Leander Dendoncker from Anderlecht is already in an advanced stage.
The BBC’s Simon Stone reports that the 23-year-old is set to have a medical and then complete a transfer before tomorrow’s 5 p.m deadline. The midfielder played against England at the World Cup, and has been the subject of interest across Europe for a while now.
Both deals, with Dendoncker rated at £12m, would take the Molineux club’s summer spending past the €100m mark – a major statement of intent for the burgeoning West Midlands side.