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Ruben Neves transfer decision revealed amid Arsenal links as Bruno Lage makes admission

Wolves manager Bruno Lage has said that he can "feel" some players will be sold in the summer as Ruben Neves continues to be linked with a move to Arsenal.

With a few games left in the season and attention turning to the summer transfer window, speculation has continued to mount that Neves will be departing Wolves at the end of the season. His performances in the middle of the park have attracted not only Arsenal but north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

Valued at £33million by CIES football observatory, Lage has claimed that the club will not do business for a player or Neves' quality for anything less than £80million, which doesn't seem to have deterred pursuing clubs. And Lage has added further fuel to the fire by admitting that players will be leaving Molineux this summer 'for sure.'

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"If I was in a top club I would look for this kind of player," the Wolves boss said via Birmingham Live. "That’s what all clubs want so that’s no surprise to me that other teams are looking at him. When I arrived here last season we talked about rumours and Ruben stayed in the club. The market hasn’t started and will finish in August. If he stays, I believe he will be the same professional and have the mindset to do another great season with Wolves.

"Some players will go for sure. It’s not the right moment to talk about it, but we can feel it. We don’t have any news about the talks between the club and some players, so maybe they will go. We will replace them and in my opinion we have some gaps to fill. If someone special goes, we need to replace them.

"Next year is also going to be very hard. We have the top six and West Ham in front of us. After that, we can see some of the teams are preparing big budgets and big players. If we want to continue at this level we need to build a top team.

"The job for me as the manager is to identify which players stay here, which ones go, and to build the next team of Wolves. It’s going to be a hard task because we need to find the right men, at the right age, at the right price."