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Report: Wolves maintaining chase for Gremio forward Pepe

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Report: Wolves maintaining chase for Gremio forward Pepe

Wolves are said to be retaining their interest in signing Gremio forward, Pepe, according to a report from UOL.

The 23-year-old has been linked with a number of clubs in the last few weeks, with West Ham one of the clubs said to be keen on landing the Brazilian forward, who can also play wide.

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UOL’s latest report claims a deal around £13m could be enough to convince Gremio to part ways with their man. The Brazilian outfit gave the forward a new deal until 2024 recently but more in anticipation of interest this summer.

Wolves’ interest is not brand new, given they were linked with a move for Pepe just a few weeks ago. However, back then, TeamTalk claimed that West Ham and Everton had made contact with Gremio over a potential deal. The report also claims Atalanta are now said to be keen on the Brazilian.

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Pepe managed just a couple of goals last season but scored nine times the season before, per Transfermarkt.

Wolves have been spending big in recent weeks. They completed the signing of Nelson Semedo this week, while they also signed Fabio Silva for a club-record fee earlier in the window. 

 

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Wolves have been building for a number of seasons now but they seem to be making a play in the market to position themselves for a run at the Champions League spots.

Despite losing Jota – who is key – they have added Silva and Semedo, while Podence and Neto seem capable of replacing Jota.

However, Pepe could be another alternative on the wing or up top. Especially so, if Raul Jimenez does end up leaving. His future is still up for debate so Wolves could face a big decision if the Mexican does move.

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