Wolverhampton Wanderers could value Ruben Neves at as much as £50m, according to reports, with Manchester United leading the race.
Linked with Arsenal throughout the summer, Ruben Neves is looking like an increasingly unlikely target for the Gunners, with reports emerging over a major price tag and interest from Manchester United.
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Yet as things stand, Arsenal are lacking an experienced midfield signing, with 21-year-old Albert Sambi Lokonga the sole addition in the position.
Neves was another linked with a move, with reports in June that Arsenal were ready to make their opening bid. However, Duncan Castles tells The Transfer Window podcast that Wolves now value the midfielder at £50m.
TalkSPORT deny this, putting Wolves’ valuation at a more reasonable £35m, but they claim Manchester United are leading the race, with the trail going cold on a move to Arsenal.
Whichever source you believe, it doesn’t look like Arsenal’s chances of a deal are particularly great as things stand.
Neves made 40 appearances last season, scoring five goals, and assisting two. It was the fourth season in a row that he’s made 40+ appearances for Wolves in all competitions – the last three of those in the Premier League.
The Portugal international has two years left on his Wolves contract.