Jorge Mendes could be vital in helping Wolverhampton Wanderers pull off a surprise move for Thomas Lemar.

The Frenchman looks set to leave Atlético Madrid this month, with the Spanish side keen to raise funds to fund their hunt for a new striker.

Lemar is at the top of their list of sellable players and has subsequently been linked to the Premier League, with Arsenal and Tottenham thought to be keen.

However, according to Mundo Deportivo, a third club can now be added to the list of suitors, and that is Wolves.

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Mundo report that Molineux ‘may’ be Lemar’s next destination and it’s all down to their relationship with agent Mendes.

The Portuguese intermediary is a ‘godfather’ at Wolves and has placed several former Atlético players at the club already, namely Raúl Jiménez, Jonny Otto and Diogo Jota.

He has a good relationship with the Spanish side, having been a critical player in Joao Félix’s move in the summer, and as such can be ‘essential’ to getting Lemar to Wolves this month.

Atlético are looking to recoup a ‘good part’ of the €70m they paid for Lemar a year and a half ago and would prefer a straight transfer.

However, they would accept a loan until the end of the season with a purchase option, the hope being Lemar can rediscover his form and raise his value in that time.