Wolves have made a move to sign Tottenham loan star Carlos Vinicius this summer, Football Insider understands.

The Midlands giants are keen on luring the Brazilian striker, 26, and have already been in contact with his parent club Benfica over a potential deal.

Vinicius joined Tottenham from Benfica last summer on a loan-to-buy transfer that includes a purchase option set at £38m that can be activated at the end of June.

Football Insider revealed last month that Tottenham have no plans to sign Vinicius permanently and that has opened the door to Wolves.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are willing to use Ruben Vinagre as leverage for Vinicius.

This site first broke the news last week (13th April) that Benfica have set their sights on the left-back, who is currently on loan at Portugese club Famalicao after spending the first half of the season at Olympiacos.

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Vinagre has a Wolves contract that runs until 2024 but is believed to be open to a permanent move to the Continent.

Vinicius was one of three signings brought to Tottenham last summer by Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes.

He has a creditable goals-per-minutes record but nine of his 10 strikes have come in the Europa League and FA Cup against weaker opposition.

He has been granted just 303 minutes in the Premier League, with his only goal coming in the win against Aston Villa last month.

Vinicius has netted six times in the Europa League but was an unused sub once again in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Southampton.

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