Wolves are in the hunt to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches as he looks for yet another move in the summer transfer window after a disappointing loan spell at Swansea, according to a report.
Portuguese newspaper DN claims on their website that Sanches, 20, has asked his agent Jorge Mendes to help him secure a summer switch back to Benfica in the coming months, however Bayern would only be inclined to sell the playmaker on a permanent basis rather than allow him to leave on loan again.
It is understood that Sanches earns £1.7million a year in his deal at Bayern and the German giants would demand a fee worth over £17million to offload him for good.
Football Insider verdict
Wolves are going to be linked with a lot of players in the summer, mainly ones who are clients of super-agent Mendes thanks to his relationship with Fosun. Sanches is only young and has a lot of potential to reach but after a dour season at Swansea, it is perhaps best for Nuno Espirito Santo to avoid the young Portugal international. Sanches made just 15 appearances in all competitions for Swansea this season as the Welsh club was relegated from the Premier League. He had not played a lot of football for Bayern Munich either before he swapped Bavaria for South Wales, so it makes sense for him to want to be on the move again. It’s good that the midfielder wants first-team football, and the report says that he has some regrets about signing for Bayern. But there a huge question marks about whether Benfica could afford him, especially given his huge asking fee and wages. Wolves could definitely afford that but it is best they avoid Sanches, who is too similar to Ruben Neves.