Wolves are working on a new contract for Ruben Neves as the club look to ‘ward off’ interest from Manchester United and Arsenal in the midfielder.
Neves has turned down several offers of an extension at Wolves with the Portugal international keen on a move to a Champions League club after six seasons at Molineux.
He will enter the final 12 months of his deal this summer and Wolves will run the risk of losing Neves on a free transfer in 2024 if new terms – or a sale – are not finalised.
Despite Neves’ refusal to sign a new deal so far, Wolves remain keen to tie the club captain down and are preparing a new package in a bid to persuade the 26-year-old to commit to the club.
According to The Sun, Wolves will make a ‘last-gasp’ attempt to stop Neves from leaving for a cut-price fee this summer, though the midfielder will wait until the club’s Premier League status is confirmed before considering a proposal.
Manchester United and Arsenal have previously tracked Neves, while Liverpool are planning an overhaul of their midfield options this summer with two or three additions expected at Anfield.
Real Madrid and Barcelona have also kept an eye on Neves’ situation, but Wolves have taken encouragement from European interest ‘cooling as of late’. Wolves will hope Neves commits to a new deal as the club rebuild under new head coach Julen Lopetegui.
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