Wolves hope to close a day loan deadline for Lille star Renato Sanches with a buy option

Wolves hope to close a day loan transfer for Lille star Renato Sanches with a buy option… but the midfielder has been out for five weeks after knee surgery

  • Wolves hope to secure a day loan deadline for Lille star Renato Sanches
  • The Premier League club wants to sign a lease with a purchase option
  • The midfielder is out for five weeks after knee surgery
  • The 24-year-old was previously linked with moves to Liverpool and Arsenal

Wolves are working on a deadline day deal to loan Renato Sanches from Lille.

The 24-year-old midfielder is out for five weeks after meniscus surgery on his right knee, but Wolves hopes to reach an agreement with an option to make the switch permanent.

Sanches won the French league title with Lille last season and has revived his reputation after losing his form.

Wolves working on a deadline day deal to loan Renato Sanches from Lille

He won Euro 2016 with Portugal before moving from Benfica to Bayern Munich that summer.

Struggling for playing time at Bayern, Sanches moved to Swansea in the summer of 2017, but Sanches only played 12 games there when Swansea were relegated.

The midfielder was linked with a transfer to Liverpool and Arsenal earlier in the period, but a transfer was not forthcoming.

Sanches came through the youth ranks at Benfica, where Bruno Lage worked from 2004-2012

Sanches came through the youth ranks at Benfica, where Bruno Lage worked from 2004-2012

The Wolves boss hopes to hire the midfielder with an option to buy

The Wolves boss hopes to hire the midfielder with an option to buy

Sanches rose through the youth ranks at Benfica, where Wolves boss Bruno Lage (left) worked from 2004-2012

Sanches came through youth at Benfica, where Wolves boss Bruno Lage worked from 2004-2012.

Wolves is looking to add a few players on Tuesday, despite limited resources.

They have asked about 23-year-old Fulham centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo after he was rejected in their bid to bring Sven Botman out of Lille.

The club have also agreed to buy 17-year-old defensive midfielder Harvey Griffiths from Manchester City for £350,000.

He is well known to football director Scott Sellars and will join the club’s pledges.

The 24-year-old is out for five weeks after meniscus surgery on his right knee

The 24-year-old is out for five weeks after meniscus surgery on his right knee

The 24-year-old is out for five weeks after meniscus surgery on his right knee

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