Wolves are close to signing the Barcelona defender Nélson Semedo, having made a bid of €38m (£34.8m) for the Portugal international. The Wolves manager, Nuno Espírito Santo, sees the 26-year-old as the perfect replacement for Matt Doherty, who joined Tottenham Hotspur earlier in the summer. Wolves have also sold Diogo Jota to Liverpool for £41m.