Jose Mourinho has identified Wolves star Ruben Neves as a potential target for Tottenham, according to reports.
Neves has been a pivotal figure in Wolves’ rise from the Championship to the Europa League, making 125 appearances in all competitions over the past three seasons.
Still only 23 years old, the midfielder has been tipped for a move to a bigger club, even if he admitted earlier this season that he was not thinking about that just yet.
Nonetheless, the Premier League’s biggest sides are queuing up for the former Porto star, with Manchester United showing an interest back in January.
Now, according to Le10 Sport, Mourinho wants to take his Portuguese compatriot to Tottenham ahead of his first summer transfer window in charge of the club.
Mourinho may need to revamp his midfield in the transfer market, with last summer’s signing Tanguy Ndombele being linked with a premature exit – and he is keen on the idea of signing Neves as a replacement.
The midfielder, whose agent is Jorge Mendes, is said to be most likely to join Tottenham if he does leave Wolves this summer, although it is not clear whether they will allow him to depart Molineux – or if so, for what price.
Neves remains under contract at Molineux until June 2023, by which time he should be approaching his prime at 26 years old.