Wolverhampton Wanderers aren’t making a lot of progress in their pursuit of Nelson Oliveira, with AEK Athens rejecting their two bids for the 28-year-old. Oliveira has a £5.5m release clause, but Wolves are yet to match the asking price.
According to Nick Mashiter of Press Association (h/t Daily Mail), an opening bid of £3.4m was lodged by Wolves that AEK Athens turned down. The Midlands outfit returned with a bid of £3.8m and were quickly rebuffed. Both sides are frustrated with a lack of progress and may not agree a deal before the transfer window shuts.
It’s a blow for Wolves as Oliveira would be a good replacement for Patrick Cutrone and good cover for Raul Jimenez. The Portuguese international has contributed 12 goals in 16 Super League games and had a hand in three goals in four Europa League outings.
He has three years of experience in England too, having joined Norwich City from Benfica in August 2016 where he scored and created 25 goals in 70 appearances, so Wolves would be foolish to let him slip through their fingers for £1.7m.