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Report: Wolves Have Lined Up Their Replacement For Matt Doherty

Report: Wolves Have Lined Up Their Replacement For Matt Doherty

Following the reports that Jose Mourinho is keen to bring Matt Doherty to Spurs for a reported fee in the region of £12 million, it appears that Wolves are already thinking about a replacement for the 28-year-old.

Since establishing themselves in the Premier League, Doherty has been a key part of Wolves' success over the last two years, playing 75 times and providing 11 assists.

However, if the Irish international does move to London, The Telegraph are reporting that Nuno Espirito Santo has a replacement already in mind.

They state that Valencia right-back Thierry Correia is seen as the man that the Portuguese coach wants to replace Doherty with.

The Portuguese defender joined Valencia last summer from Sporting Lisbon on a five-year deal for €12 million.

However, Correia played just four times in La Liga for Valencia last season but an exit from The Mestalla isn't that far fetched.

Earlier this month, Spanish publication Marca said that Valencia put their entire squad up for sale.

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The club recently sold winger Ferran Torres to Manchester City for £20m, and sold midfielders Francis Coquelin and Dani Parejo to Unai Emery's Villarreal.

Leeds United have also agreed a deal with the Spanish club to sign forward Rodrigo Moreno.

The same report is also stating that Arsenal right-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles is also a target for Nuno Espirito Santo to add to the competition in Wolves' wing-back areas.

As for Spurs, if they sign the Dubliner, he'll become their third signing of the summer.

Mourinho has already signed goalkeeper Joe Hart on a free transfer and midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for a reported fee of £15 plus add-ons from Southampton.

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