When Wallace was previously linked to Wolverhampton, it was fleeting.

It normally disappeared as quickly as it first arrived, but this time it’s stuck, and that’s because there might be something behind it.

When a story lingers like this one, it’s normally because something is driving it behind the scenes, and that something could be Jorge Mendes.

Corriere dello Sport have the most on the story on Friday, explaining that Lazio have granted the Portuguese agent ‘carte blanche’ regarding this transfer, meaning it’s all up to him.

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Of course, when that happens, Wolverhampton are normally involved, and Mendes is currently ‘evaluating’ the various options in front of him for his client, valued at around €5m by the club.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are said to currently ‘have the advantage’ on Flamengo, who are also keen on the Brazilian defender.

This fits in nicely with Gazzetta dello Sport’s report on the situation, claiming ‘talks continue to take place’ for the transfer of Wallace to Wolves this summer.

We’re not sure what’s holding things up, but it could be the classic work permit hindrance, seeing as the defender doesn’t have any caps for Brazil and would struggle to qualify for one through his transfer fee at €5m.