Manchester United and Arsenal have both decided against making a move for Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves this summer, according to reports in England.
The two teams were expected to battle it out for the Portuguese international but his asking price has made them step away from making a bid.
Wolves are believed to be holding out for a hefty £75m and, with United already expected to pay around €85m (£73.7m) for Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, it was never likely that they would shell out a similar amount on Neves.
Undoubtedly, the 25-year-old will feel rather frustrated about being priced out of a move, but there is a possibility that the Red Devils could revisit the situation in a future transfer window.
Neves has two years left on his contract at Molineux so his value will begin to depreciate if he doesn’t sign an extension, and that could allow United to get him for a knockdown price.