On Thursday, we covered a couple of reports from Portugal saying Braga star Paulinho is on his way to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Both stories said the transfer was very close to happening, since the Premier League side were about to trigger his €30m release clause.
We expected to see more information coming from Portuguese newspapers today, but those who do say something about this chase are trying to cool things down a little.
Jornal de Notícias is the only one with a big article, and they claim that Wolves are still to convince Braga to let Paulinho go.
They point out that the Minhotos are only accepting the sale in case the striker’s release clause is triggered, and that’s not what’s happening.
Jornal de Notícias writes that Wolves’ interest is real, but the approaches from the club are still far from convincing Braga of the move.
Other newspapers such as Record and O Jogo bring one paragraph about the situation, and both say that Paulinho is only leaving in case the release clause is triggered. That’s probably Braga briefing local outlets that they’re not dropping the price.
Meanwhile A Bola, who broke the news yesterday, doesn’t bring anything on the situation today.