Manchester United, Liverpool and Newcastle are all in an ‘all-out effort’ to sign Rubén Neves this summer.
Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Portuguese midfielder, 25, has been linked with Barcelona in recent months.
However, a new report has now emerged that the La Liga giants have withdrawn from the transfer race.
That’s why Premier League clubs United, Liverpool and Newcastle are interested in signing him.
Spanish publisher Sport reports that Neves’ agent, Jorge Mendes, met with Barcelona officials last week.
However, Xabi was told during the negotiations that it was prioritizing the reinforcement of other positions.
We also want to secure the future of veteran Sergio Busquets, whose contract has expired.
And even if it doesn’t work out, Xavi “prefers a different type of midfielder’s profile” to Neves, the magazine claims.
The ace, who arrived at Molineux from Porto in 2017, has helped establish himself in the Premier League after winning the championship in his first season.
He is now less than a year and a half away from his contract, and rather than risk losing him needlessly in 2024, the Timberwolves are apparently planning to sell him this summer.
United manager Eric ten Hag has long been rumored to have admired the player, along with Kop boss Jürgen Klopp.
But Newcastle are the latest team to enter the race for Neves.
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