Wolves 'prepare' for £30m bid as 'door left open' for Newcastle United and Tottenham

Kalvin Phillips (left) and Joao Gomes (right) have been linked with January transfers.Kalvin Phillips (left) and Joao Gomes (right) have been linked with January transfers.
Kalvin Phillips (left) and Joao Gomes (right) have been linked with January transfers.
The latest Premier League transfer news as Wolves are in the middle of a battle with Newcastle United and Tottenham.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are set to receive a substantial bid for wonderkid midfielder João Gomes this winter, with interest emerging from the Premier League 'big six'.

Signed from Flamengo for around £15 million last winter, Gomes has already made an excellent impression at Molineux with 31 appearances to date. The Rio de Janeiro-born talent is one of the hardest workers in the Wolves squad and he's become a regular starter in the Premier League.

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Reports in Gomes' home nation, Brazil, suggest Tottenham Hotspur are readying an offer. Gavea News, for instance, claims Spurs are willing to spend around £30 million on the 22-year-old as Ange Postecoglou aims to bolster his options in the middle of the park. If true, Wolves must soon prepare their response.

Ramifications could be had for another major potential deal in the English top flight as Newcastle United are said to be battling Spurs for out-of-sorts Manchester City man Kalvin Phillips. If Tottenham go for Gomes instead, it could leave the door open for Newcastle to pursue Phillips with less competition.

Kalvin Phillips (left) and Joao Gomes (right) have been linked with January transfers.Kalvin Phillips (left) and Joao Gomes (right) have been linked with January transfers.
Kalvin Phillips (left) and Joao Gomes (right) have been linked with January transfers.

The former Leeds United favourite is a current England international despite only playing 318 minutes of competitive action for City this season. Phillips, who hasn't had too many injuries to contend with, was out-of-sorts last campaign, too, as he racked up merely 593 minutes.

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