Wolves ‘will sell’ £50m-rated Arsenal target if contract talks break down

Date published: Saturday 26th March 2022 1:45 - Jason Soutar

Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves complains to the referee

According to reports, Wolves have opened contract talks with Ruben Neves and are open to selling him for £50m if he doesn’t sign a new deal.

The Portuguese midfielder is out of contract at Molineux in 2024 and has previously been linked with a move to Arsenal and Man Utd.

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He joined Wolves in 2017 – when the West Midlands side were in the Championship – as one of the best young players in the world.

Neves has played over 200 times for Wolves and has 26 caps for Portugal.

The Premier League outfit are keen on renewing Neves’ contract to fight off interest from Arsenal, with The Sun claiming they have opened contract talks with the 25-year-old.

It is said that the midfielder is high on Mikel Arteta’s summer wish list; however, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Man Utd are also ‘monitoring’ his situation.

The report also claims that Wolves will look to sell Neves for £50m if he rejects the club’s latest contract offer.

Speaking in February, Neves criticised Arsenal for celebrating their 1-0 win at Molineux “like they won the league”.

Neves said: “We did well but we are struggling to score goals and conceding a lot on set-pieces. With their goal there is some doubt about whether it was a foul or not but that’s football. We are used to these decisions.

“We need to improve a lot on scoring goals because we are creating chances but we’re not good enough in that part of the game.

“I can accept the decision about their goal but in some games they give it and in some games they don’t. They need to do the same decisions in every game because it’s frustrating for us.

“We saw the way they celebrated the win and that shows the level we are. I didn’t see Arsenal celebrating like this in the past 10 years – it was like they won the league.”

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