Tottenham Hotspur are understood to be lining up a move for Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves, according to the Daily Express.

Spurs have been weak in the central area of the park ever since Jose Mourinho arrived at the club, and the former Manchester United and Chelsea boss is expected to address that situation when the transfer window reopens.

Mousa Dembele left Tottenham last year and throughout the campaign that resumes again next week, there has been relentless talk over a possible departure of Christian Eriksen, so the Londoners are keen to reinforce their midfield stock at the earliest opportunity.

One man the Spurs boss has picked out as someone to bring to London is his countryman Neves, a player who has grown into one of the best players in the Premier League in his time with Wolves, and who is sought after by a number of top clubs.

The report suggests that Wolves rate Neves at a fee of £50 million or more.

Tottenham are not the only ones said to be chasing the signature of the 23-year-old. Manchester United have also displayed an interest in signing a player who has a wonderful eye for a pass, as well as a stunning shooting accuracy from long distance.

Wolves are said to value the midfielder as being worth more than £50 million, so whoever get his services are going to have to stump up a fair amount of money, but in return they receive a man who they know can shine in the Premier League, and who is still yet to reach the peak years of his career.

Although Spurs have a number of attacking options in the central midfield areas, with the likes of Dele Alli and Giovani Lo Celso beginning to shine under Mourinho, they lack a bit of steel and solidity.

Neves could be the answer to Tottenham problems, as they plot a way to get back in with the elite of English football after a disappoint campaign to date.

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