Fulham are preparing a second offer for Wolverhampton winger Ivan Cavaleiro, according to a Daily Mirror report this evening.
The Whites saw their initial inquiry for the Portuguese international – rumoured to be in the region of £12m – turned down by Wolves last week and are now ready to up to their offer to £14m in the coming days. Wolves are determined to hold onto Cavaleiro, having already given short shrift to Huddersfield’s attempts to tempt the 24 year-old away from Molineux, but Fulham are determined to try and land their man.
Cavaleiro was a key part of Nuno Espirito Santo’s Championship winning side last season – scoring eight goals and making twelve more in 35 appearances as Wolves surged to the title. He has quickly become a firm favourite with the Wanderers fans after signing from Monaco for a then club record fee of around £7m and has scored thirteen goals in 70 appearances for Wolves. Such was Cavaleiro’s success this season he was named the PFA’s November player of the month.
The rapid winger came to England with a series pedigree on the continent having won the Portuguese treble with Benfica in 2014 as well as reaching the Europa League final with the Eagles. Fulham are eager to add to their attacking resources ahead of their return to the top flight in August and Cavaleiro’s ability to play in any of the forward positions in Slavisa Jokanovic’s fluid 4-3-3 system makes him an attractive proposition. But Wolves are determined to keep hold of one of their star performers and, with Cavaleiro under contract at Molineux for another three years, show no signs of loosening their stance.