Making it clear he wouldn’t be continuing with Inter, Joao Mario has yet to find himself a new home, remaining attached to the Serie A club for the time being.
Claims he could be included in some kind of deal with Tottenham, with Mousa Dembélé going the other way, never really took off, and now we’ve got a new club on the block: Wolverhampton Wanderers.
We say new, but the story has been around for a few days, thanks to FC Inter News over the weekend, who claimed Nuno Espirito Santo’s club had ‘intensified contacts’ to sign the Portugal midfielder recently, with a transfer potentially taking place ‘in a few days’.
We’re not quite there yet, but the story has since been picked up by Gazzetta dello Sport, twice, with the latest coming on Monday, stating Wolves ‘remain the favourites’ to acquire his services.
The 25-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at West Ham, where he did fairly well, and earned himself a few admirers in England.
It’s hard to tell if Wolves really are one of those, but the more the Italian press keep on going about it, the harder it is to ignore.
Also, it kind of makes sense looking at the Nuno Espirito Santo’s options of more attack minded midfielders.