Earlier today, we covered a story from O Jogo which said Wolves are in talks for João Carvalho from Benfica.
The newspaper made a report suggesting the player could be close to joining Nuno Espírito Santo’s side, as €15m should be enough to take him from Lisbon.
But O Jogo wasn’t the only outlet to write a story, as newspaper Diário de Notícias also seems to be aware of the talks.
They report Wolves have indeed made contact in order to sign the midfielder, but there’s no agreement between the clubs yet. No amounts are mentioned in the story.
Due to his little game time this season, both club and player ‘don’t rule out’ a departure in the January window.
Diário de Notícias claim talks started in early October, when Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira travelled to London to negotiate the player.
The signing would be a request to Wolves from Nuno Espírito Santo, who believes he would be ‘a good reinforcement’ and hopes the deal is done soon. The newspaper explains the relationship between Benfica and Wolves is ‘excellent’ due to the business they have been recently doing.
What should be recalled is that when Vieira was in London selling Carvalho, and no destinations were pointed out by the Portuguese press, we said that Wolves were a very likely possibility.
So either we were right in our guess, or the local papers were carried away after reading it, because one day later, the Wolves rumours were already in the local papers.
It shouldn’t take long to see if the talks are true or just smoke.