Wolverhampton Wanderers retain an interest in signing William Carvalho, but he’s unlikely to leave Real Betis in the winter market.

According to Estadio Deportivo, Wolves ‘would have returned to charge’ for the Portugal international a week ago.

The report explains contacts were resumed in recent days with an unknown Premier League club and also an intermediary, authorised by another unknown English club, to probe the midfielder’s availability.

The newspaper had earlier indicated the option to join Nuno Espírito Santo’s side is one of the preferences for the 28-year-old, mainly because there are several of his compatriots at Molineux.

Wolves recently took Willian José on loan from Real Sociedad and Estadio Deportivo adds the Premier League side ‘exhausted almost all of their resources’ in the loan signing of the Brazilian with an inclusion of a purchase option.

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Wolves looked at the possibility of signing the midfielder, but they ‘imposed another deferred purchase’. However, neither the formula nor the amount was able to satisfy Betis.

Unless and until there are any major developments in the next few hours, Carvalho is expected to finish the season at Betis.