Barcelona’s interest in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Rúben Neves is regularly discussed in the Spanish media over the past month or so.

The midfielder is managed by Jorge Mendes and over the years, the super-agent has carried out a few deals between the two clubs.

Wolves are ready to let the 25-year-old move to the Camp Nou and are demanding a €50m fee to let him leave this summer.

That’s according to Sport, who explain the Blaugrana cannot come close to meeting the price quoted by Bruno Lage’s side for Neves. The only option for them to sign him is by letting one or more of their own players join the English club.

Xavi Hernández’s side have offered Riqui Puig, Óscar Mingueza and Martin Braithwaite to Wolves. However, the only one that interests them is Nico González.

It’s said the Premier League side have ‘intensified their interest’ in the Barca player. They are looking to either buy González or take him on loan, and ‘want to include’ him as part of the Neves deal.

The Spaniard, like Neves, is also represented by Mendes. This may help the potential deal involving the duo.

Xavi trusts González’s qualities. However, the manager remains open to parting ways with the player, in order to lower Barca’s wage bill, let the club raise money and use it strengthen the squad next season.