Despite some English denials that Pedro Martins is not an option for Wolverhampton Wanderers following Julen Lopetegui’s refusal of the managerial job, the Portuguese media see it very differently.

Earlier on Wednesday, we covered a claim from Mais Futebol, which said the former Olympiacos boss, who won three league titles with the Greek side, was in advanced negotiations with the Molineux side.

Not only that, but they even went as far as stating an agreement was well on the way, which is now somewhat backed up by O Jogo.

The Portuguese newspaper, taking to their website, explain to their readers what happened between Wolves and Lopetegui, before adding that Martins ‘will now be the main option’ and ‘talks will have already started’.

They then recall that the manager was in England a few days ago to watch Hull City, who also had an interest in him, but the 52-year-old eventually rejected the chance to take over the Championship side ‘hoping for a more interesting project’.

With Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League, taking over at Molineux certainly falls in that category, which is why it wouldn’t be surprising to see him accept if Wolves have in fact come forward to offer him the job.