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Let Wolves sign who they want - Cardiff boss Warnock

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock has responded to Wolves' connections with agent Jorge Mendes by saying he is not bothered if his Sky Bet Championship rivals sign Neymar.

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani has questioned the legality of the link-up between Mendes and Wolves' Chinese owners Fosun, and the English Football League is to look at the matter after a number of Championship clubs raised concern at the relationship.

Wolves do not believe they have broken any rules and have frequently said Mendes is assisting them in an advisory capacity.

And Warnock, whose second-placed Cardiff side trail leaders Wolves by six points, has no problem with a relationship which has seen several of Mendes' clients, including head coach Nuno Espirito Santo and record signing Ruben Neves, arrive at Molineux.

"It doesn't bother me if they sign (Brazil star) Neymar," Warnock said. "I wish we all had contacts like they have.

"If you can get an advantage, then good luck to them, as long as it's not illegal.

"I don't see anything illegal in an agent helping a club."


Wolves smash record to sign £15m Neves from Porto

Neves has joined Wolves. Credit: PA

Wolves have smashed their transfer record to sign Ruben Neves from Porto and confirmed a loan deal for defender Willy Boly.

Defensive midfielder Neves has signed a five-year deal for around £15million to link up with former manager Nuno Espirito Santo.

Boly follows Neves from Porto and has penned a season-long loan deal as the Sky Bet Championship side continue to revamp their squad.

The club are also close to signing former Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy on a free transfer after Carl Ikeme's shock leukaemia diagnosis.

Portugal international Neves made 76 appearances for Porto and the fee tops the £12million Wolves paid for Helder Costa in January.

"I'm very excited to play at this club," he told the club's official site. "It is a very big club and I hope to help the team to win their goals.

"I have always wanted to play in England and we have a good team. I think we can do good things this season."

Wolves and Ipswich share the spoils in early kick-off

Benik Afobe equalised by Wolves needed a win. Credit: PA

Wolves striker Benik Afobe kept their fading promotion hopes alive as his 31st goal of the season salvaged a 1-1 Championship draw against play-off rivals Ipswich at Molineux.

Afobe, who scored 19 goals on loan at MK Dons before joining Wolves from Arsenal in January for £2million, pounced after 50 minutes to cancel out a 21st-minute own goal from Richard Stearman.

It was a vital strike from Afobe as the Black Country side were heading for a third successive defeat which would have all but ended their play-off hopes.

While Wolves are just about still alive in the promotion race, Ipswich remain well placed for a top-six finish despite failing to hold on to the advantage they were presented by Stearman.

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy, who was in charge at Wolves for almost six years before being sacked in February 2012, has steered them to 75 points and knows that winning their final two games of the season would secure a place in the play-offs.

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