João Palhinha to Wolves continues to be reported on in the Portuguese media.
That said, Tuesday’s editions of Record and O Jogo don’t mention the transfer, presumably having run out of ways to say he’s close to signing for Wolves.
A Bola, however, do have something for us.
They state Wolves are advancing for the transfer, and Fulham don’t give up. Whilst that part feels a little Groundhog Day, they go on to say Bruno Lage’s side have moved from ‘intentions to actions’.
They’ve now made a ‘formal proposal’ directly to Sporting, presumably moving on from doing everything via agents.
Fulham had already gone official, with A Bola putting their offer at €18m plus a potential €3m in bonuses. That offer is said to include a future percentage for Sporting, so a potential further payment on the player’s next transfer.
A Bola say Wolves’ proposal is similar, although they don’t make it clear whether the future percentage is also included.
There’s maybe some hope for Fulham in all of this, with it no longer being insisted Wolves are very much out ahead and that the player absolutely wants to join them.
Instead, it’s explained both Sporting and the midfielder will analyse the offers put to them. Everything is in the ‘decisive stage’, with Bruno Lage and Marco Silva ‘arm wrestling’ for Palhinha.
The player himself is said to have gone on vacation yesterday, which, frustratingly, could obviously delay a medical.