Wolves prepare for Tottenham bid as Nuno learns update on Maitland-Niles transfer from Arsenal – Birmingham Live

Here are your Wolves morning headlines for Wednesday, August 26.

Tottenham eye Doherty move

Wolverhampton Wanderers full-back Matt Doherty is a transfer target for Tottenham, according to reports.

Our sister title football.london report Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is keen on a £12m deal for the popular Republic of Ireland international, who made 50 appearances across all competitions last season.

Doherty, like a number of his Wolves teammates, has been reinvented since Nuno Espirito Santo’s arrival as head coach three years ago.

Having made the wing-back berth his own on the right flank, the 28-year-old played his 300th match in Wolves colours on the final day of the Premier League season at Chelsea last month.

Wolves are understood to have checked out a number of wing-back options themselves for the summer window and Jonny Castro Otto’s knee injury means there is a need to strengthen.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Matt Doherty celebrates
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Maitland-Niles update as Newcastle ‘launch bid’

Newcastle have launched a last-ditch bid to attempt to hijack Wolves’ move for Ainsley Maitland-Niles, according to reports.

Wolves look set to win the race for the versatile youngster, with the club in advanced talks with Arsenal.

Nuno has made it clear that he wants to improve the quality within the squad after the heartbreaking defeat to Sevilla earlier this month.

Maitland-Niles will help at a number of positions, with the 22-year-old comfortable at both centre midfield and full-back.

The home grown player had an impressive cameo when the Gunners won at Molineux post-lockdown, as he helped to nullify the electric Adama Traore.

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Gibbs-White reveals Brewster role in loan move

Morgan Gibbs-White has revealed the part Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster played in his move to Swansea City.

The Wolves midfielder joined the Championship side on a season-long loan on Tuesday after penning a new three-year contract at Molineux.

In doing so Gibbs-White reunites with Swans boss Steve Cooper, who led the 20-year-old and his teammates to World Cup glory with England under-17s three years ago.

Ahead of the move Gibbs-White had a conversation with Liverpool’s Brewster – another member of that Young Lions squad – who enjoyed a hugely successful stint on loan at the Liberty Stadium last term.

“I spoke to Rhian about his time down here and he said he loved every minute of it,” said Gibbs-White.

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