Elsewhere, Barcelona are also believed to be keen on luring the Portugal international away from the Premier League this summer.
Bruno Lage has already admitted that a player of this quality is worth at least £80m, and now, the Wolves boss has spoken further about Neves.
What’s the story?
Well, the 46-year-old conceded that Neves could be leaving Molineux.
As quoted by Birmingham Live, Lage said: “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.”
Now, he certainly doesn’t sound sure about the 25-year-old staying in the Midlands, to say the least.
Specifically, Lage’s use of the word “if” suggests there is still plenty of ambiguity about the situation over at Wolves.
So far this season, Neves has scored four goals in 31 Premier League appearances, while also providing two assists for Wolves.
Arsenal & Tottenham should fear Barcelona
While this is encouraging news for Mikel Arteta and Antonio Conte, it will probably please Xavi even more if recent rumours are true.
According to some Spanish sources, Neves is keen to join Barcelona, so in light of Lage’s comments, Camp Nou is surely his most likely destination.
Xavi is building something special again in Catalonia, as Barcelona put their future in the hands of bright prospects such as Gavi and Pedri, while making smart additions such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
You can understand why Neves would want to be a part of it, so now, it’s up to Arsenal and Tottenham to persuade him against the move.