Ruben Neves to stay put as Wolves' hefty demands scare off Man United and more

Word stemming from the English media on Thursday points towards Wolverhampton Wanderers doing enough to ward off any and all summer suitors of star midfielder Ruben Neves.

Portuguese international Neves is of course fresh off another fine campaign.

Prior to picking up a long-term injury problem late in March, the 25-year-old had featured in all but two of Wolves' Premier League fixtures, continuing to conduct proceedings with near-incomparable poise from his deep-lying midfield berth.

Not only that, but Neves' contributions proved telling further up the pitch, too, en route to four goals and two assists across his 31 starts.

And such efforts, in turn, have led to altogether inevitable fresh speculation that Wolves' star man has been added to the summer wishlists of a number of English football's heavyweights.

Arsenal and Manchester United have long been tipped as the most likely landing spots for Neves, keen to add a proven high-level performer to their respective ranks in the middle of the park ahead of next season.

Spanish giants Barcelona, meanwhile, are too understood to be long-term admirers.

As alluded to above, though, if the latest speculation doing the rounds on Thursday is anything to go by, then Wolves appear to have done enough to keep hold of their engine room metronome for at least another season.

As per a report from The Sun, the aforementioned trio of suitors have 'been put off by Wolves’ eye-watering demands'.

The Midlands outfit, it is understood, informed interested clubs this month that it would require an offer in the region of £75 million to lure Neves away from Molineux.

Another key member of Wolves' midfield ranks, though, could yet be on the move over the weeks ahead, with AS Roma boss Jose Mourinho having set his sights firmly on the signature of Neves' fellow countryman, Joao Moutinho.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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