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Wolverhampton Wanderers have suffered a blow in the chase to sign Renato Sanches from Lille at the deadline.
According to Sky sportsWolves have closed talks with Lille on the signing of the Portuguese midfielder.
The Wolves began talks last night to sign the 24-year-old on a one-season loan, but the two clubs failed to reach an agreement.
The club had hoped to finalize a move before Tuesday’s deadline, but are not expected to resume negotiations unless Lille changes its stance.
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Sanches was one of the members of the Portuguese team that won the 2016 European Championship before sealing his move to Bayern Munich.
He struggled at Bayern and even spent a season on loan at Swansea City, where he made just 12 appearances when the Welsh club was relegated.
Sanches was hired by Lille for € 25 million (£ 21 million) in 2019. He played a big role last season when Lille won the title.
He is currently out of the game, having undergone knee surgery earlier this month. As it stands, there is no movement going on for Sanches.
In the meantime, Wolves offensive midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White He will join Sheffield United from the championship on loan for the entire season.
The Blades will not have the option to sign him permanently at the end of the season.
The 21-year-old has appeared three times this season, but the Wolves feel he will benefit the most by playing regularly in the Championship.
The Wolves have beefed up their attack line this summer by signing Hwang Hee-chan from RB Salzburg.
They have also done well to keep Ruben Neves and Adama Traore amid the interest of other Premier League clubs.
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