Wolves are set to make a surprise move for Real Madrid legend Pepe, who currently plies his trade with Besiktas in Turkey.
Pepe featured for Portugal during the World Cup but reportedly has failed to fully settle at the Turkish Super Lig giants since his switch in July 2017 – despite making 35 appearances last season.
Having spent a decade at the Bernabeu, Pepe is somewhat a cult hero in the Spanish capital and won three Champions League winners’ medals with Los Blancos.
Barcelona‘s hopes of selling wantaway midfielder Andre Gomes have been hit after the Portuguese star limped out of their pre-season friendly against Tottenham with a hamstring injury on Saturday night.
Ernesto Valverde was forced to withdraw the 24-year-old after just 20 minutes of the clash with Mauricio Pochettino’s men, however, the full extent to the problem has not yet been revealed.
Even so, the Barcelona boss expects Gomes to miss the rest of the club’s pre-season campaign and that could put off a number of clubs, including the player’s former side Valencia, who were keen to sign him ahead of the new La Liga season.
The former Benfica star has struggled to settle at the Camp Nou since his switch from Los Che in the summer of 2016 and has made up the numbers stateside given Barca have a clutch of stars still holidaying after the World Cup.
According to the The Mail on Sunday, the Blues are plotting a late transfer window raid for the 27-year-old, whose contract runs out at the Emirates at the end of this coming season.
Ramsey recently revealed he was hoping to renew his current terms with the Gunners but it remains to be seen where he fits into Unai Emery’s plans moving forward.
On paper, at least, it appears as though Arsenal might be tempted to cash in.
As for Chelsea, the Blues want to follow the acquisition of Jorginho from Napoli with further reinforcements in the middle of the park.