Wolves Tell 3 Star Players Not to Expect Transfers This Summer

Nuno Espirito Santo
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Exclusive - Wolverhampton Wanderers have informed Adama Traoré, Raúl Jiménez and Rúben Neves that they should not expect to be sold this summer.

The trio have all excelled for Nuno Espírito Santo's side this season, keeping Wolves well in the race for European football. Before football was postponed, Wolves were sixth in the Premier League table, and they were also in the last 16 of the Europa League.

Raul Jimenez, Adama Traore
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Their fantastic performances have not gone unnoticed, with all three players attracting serious interest from a number of teams, but a source has confirmed to 90min that Wolves plan on keeping all three as they hope to crack the top four next season.

Nuno also wants to keep Traoré, Jiménez and Neves around as he was hoping to win the Europa League and qualify for the Champions League as a result, although whether they will even get the chance to do so is currently unknown.

Regardless of what happens with the end of the season, Wolves plan on investing this summer to try and take that next step towards the top of the table, but they do not want to fund that spending spree by selling any of their stars.

Of the trio, it is Traoré who has attracted the most interest. It was confirmed to 90min back in January that Manchester City, Liverpool and Barcelona had all asked about the Spaniard, and Chelsea and Bayern Munich have now added themselves to his list of suitors.

Wolves have slapped an asking price of well over £70m on Traoré's head in an attempt to scare off those aforementioned sides, with the club hoping that the financial uncertainty of the future will work in their favour as well.

As for Jiménez, he is rumoured to be attracting interest from José Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester United have also been tipped to move for the Mexican international, who has racked up 22 goals and ten assists in all competitions this year.

Ruben Neves
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Finally, Neves has also been linked with United and Barcelona, but Wolves are not interested in selling him or any of their top players at this point.

The focus remains on seeing how far this Wolves side can go. Having already defied expectations by reaching the top half of the table, Nuno believes his team are capable of breaking into the top four, and the hope is that Traoré, Jiménez and Neves can help steer Wolves to the Champions League.