Nuno Espirito Santo is close to agreeing a new deal to stay at Wolves.

Talks with the Portuguese manager have been on-going during lockdown and the finishing touches are now being applied to a contract that will run until 2023.

Nuno has taken Wolves from the Championship to the fringes of Champions League qualification. Three years in which he has transformed the Black ­Country club.

He has been helped by his agent Jorge Mendes, sourcing top quality players for the first-team squad but the new deal is recognition of his work so far.

The news will be greeted warmly at Molineux and give his squad a much-needed boost ahead of the run-in – which ­includes the conclusion of the club’s Europa League ­campaign.