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Gary O’Neil says Wolves won’t be forced to sell amid Pedro Neto links

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Wolves boss Gary O’Neil insists the club will not be forced to sell their key players this summer, amid suggestions Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in winger Pedro Neto.

Wolves were tipped as relegation candidates when head coach Julen Lopetegui walked out on the eve of the season, but they instead find themselves in European contention under his successor.

O’Neil’s side sit just three points adrift of the Premier League’s top seven and have won admirers through their more proactive approach, scoring 39 goals in just 25 games after failing to reach that figure in any of the last three seasons.

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Their good form has led to suggestions that bigger clubs may come calling for some of their star players, with Neto in particular said to be admired by Arsenal and Spurs.

However, with Wolves raising £144million through player sales in the last summer transfer window, O’Neil says they are under no pressure to generate further funds.

Appearing on talkSPORT’s breakfast show on Wednesday, O’Neil said: “The good news on the player front is that we sold some last summer.

“We didn’t sign many, we didn’t spend anything in January. So financially we’re in a place where we don’t need to lose our best players – we don’t need to lose any players.

“So that puts us in a better place than we were last summer, so we can make our own decisions on what is best for the club rather than what might need to be done.

“No-one will be leaving if it doesn’t suit us.

“Obviously if top, top clubs come calling for players. and the price is right and we think it’s better for Wolves, then it will always be a consideration.

“But when you’re sat in this seat and you just need the team to win games, I want to keep all of them for as long as I can.”

Wolves host struggling Sheffield United in their next Premier League fixture on Sunday, before welcoming Brighton and Hove Albion to Molineux in the last 16 of the FA Cup next Wednesday.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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