Wolverhampton Wanderers star Ruben Neves is a name that ‘appears in almost all the meetings’ between super-agent Jorge Mendes and Barcelona ahead of the summer transfer window.

That’s according to Sport, who say that Barcelona chief Joan Laporta has ‘always been an advocate’ of bringing the Portuguese midfielder to the Nou Camp.

The newspaper explains that Mendes is deeply embedded into Barcelona at that moment in time as he not only represents players on the books at the club but also players outside of it who the club might be interested in signing.

Neves is one of them, with Laporta having suggested the Wolves man on more than one occasion as an option to reinforce Xavi’s squad.

The Barcelona boss has always looked at other options, though, such as Real Sociedad’s Martin Zubimendi. However, a move for him has now been ruled out as his price tag is too high.

Thus, the option of signing Neves from Wolves is back on the table and his name appears in ‘almost all the meetings’ that his representative, Jorge Mendes, has with the club.

Because of that, the Catalans believe Neves is still under their control, although any move to sign him from Wolves would be dependent of Sergio Busquets’ decision about his future and Financial Fair Play rules, which have already limited Barcelona’s finances.