ARSENAL - Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves is a top target
Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves is emerging as one of Arsenal's top summer transfer targets.
Signing a new central midfielder is one of the club's priorities in the upcoming window, and they are very interested in the 25-year-old. The Gunners want a new long-term partner for Thomas Partey and Martin Odegaard in midfield, with Granit Xhaka's future at the Emirates unclear .
However, Wolves value the Portugal international at between £50m and £60m - and the Gunners face stiff competition from other clubs, but they are encouraged to pursue a deal for Neves after they were unable to sign a new central midfielder in January.
Wolves head coach Bruno Lage suggested last week a deal for the Portugal international would cost £100m - the same amount Man City spent to break the British transfer record to buy Jack Grealish last summer.
"-...when you have a top player like him in that specific position, that can defend and attack, and is a top professional and a great man, the big teams are there with £100m to buy these kinds of players."