Wolves ‘want to sign Brazilian centre-back Felipe from Atletico Madrid’, to help bolster defensive options… as Diego Simeone looks to shift the out-of-contract defender before summer
- Wolves are interested in signing Atletico Madrid defender Felipe this month
- Julen Lopetegui’s side are keen to bring in defensive reinforcements in January
- The club had previously tried to sign Felipe as part of package deal with Cunha
- Wolves secured the loan signing of forward Matheus Cunha earlier this month
Wolves want to sign Brazilian centre-back Felipe from Atletico Madrid in the January transfer window, a source familiar with ongoing talks told Reuters on Wednesday.
Both clubs had been close to reaching an agreement for the 33-year-old defender in December, in what would have been a package deal that included him and forward Matheus Cunha, both managed by Giuliano Bertolucci and Kia Joorabchian.
The clubs agreed only on a loan for 23-year-old striker Cunha at the time, but central defence remains a key area for Wolves as they look to pull clear of the relegation zone.
Wolves are interested in signing Atletico Madrid defender Felipe (right) in the January window
Julen Lopetegui’s is keen to add reinforcements to his squad ahead of their relegation battle
Atletico and Wolves resumed talks again over the weekend as the Spanish club works hard to try to find a solution for Felipe who will be out of contract at the end of the season, and is currently out of favour with manager Diego Simeone.
Eliminated from European football after finishing last in their Champions League group, Atletico have turned their attention to the January market as they seek to improve their financial situation.
Following the Cunha loan deal with Wolves, Atletico announced on Wednesday that forward Joao Felix would also be leaving in a loan to Chelsea until the end of the season .
Former Atletico forward Matheus Cunha was Julen Lopetegui’s first signing as Wolves boss
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