Last week, Sport reported that Wolverhampton Wanderers are one of the most interested teams when it comes to Sporting’s Manuel Ugarte.

It was also stated the midfielder is viewed as a guaranteed replacement for Rúben Neves next season.

Wolves were mentioned in the report that stated Barcelona were offered a chance to sign the 21-year-old in the summer.

The Uruguay international is managed by Jorge Mendes and he proposed his client to the La Liga side. This claim is further backed up by Mundo Deportivo, who also mention Julen Lopetegui’s side.

Operating as a defensive midfielder, the South American has been a key player under Rúben Amorim this season, making 35 appearances in all competitions. His ‘great season’ with the Lions has not gone unnoticed.

It’s claimed the super-agent is offering Ugarte to Barcelona, Wolves and other clubs. His contract lasts until 2026 and includes a €60m release clause. Sporting, for their part, are refusing to negotiate the player’s sale.

If Wolves or another club want to sign Ugarte in the summer, they will have to activate his €60m buyout clause.