Liverpool and Man City put on alert for $137m duo as Wolves boss drops transfer hint

Rayan Ait-Nouri runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Etihad Stadium

Wolves manager Gary O'Neill has put Liverpool and several other Premier League clubs on alert after admitting that the Midlands club may be forced to sell some of its best players, despite securing survival for another season.

Wolves are currently 12th in the league table and with no fear of dropping into the Championship, they can be assured of top flight football again next season.

However, with many clubs in the Premier League beginning to tighten their belts due to the league's serious crackdown on financial prudence, and the Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSR) causing havoc this season with Everton and Nottingham Forest receiving point deductions, clubs are having to be less reckless than in previous years.

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Wolves have a number of players who have been linked with moves away this summer, with the likes of Hwang Hee-chan, Pedro Neto, Matheus Cunha, João Gomes and Rayan Aït-Nouri potentially leaving should the right offer come in.

The latter, especially, has been linked with a move to Liverpool in recent times, with The Mirror speculating that the Reds, Arsenal and Manchester City are all interested in signing the Algerian, who has impressed at left-back for O'Neill's side.

In the lead-up to Wolves' game against Crystal Palace at Molineux, O’Neil revealed in his pre-game press conference that this summer might be an uncomfortable one for fans: “I don't think there will be money available to us without selling a player," he said. "The club is expecting in the foreseeable future to fund itself. But these things can change. I wouldn't expect it to be a summer where we spend lot of millions”.

Aït-Nouri has been linked with a move to Liverpool on the back of his impressive displays for Wolves this season, buy also due to Andy Robertson's struggles with injury this season. Robertson has only made 22 league appearances, registering three goals and two assists, but was back to something resembling his best against Tottenham in the 4-2 win at Anfield last weekend.

Aït-Nouri is said to be valued at $62m (£50m/€58m) by Wolves. The 22-year-old has played 31 times in the Premier League for Wolves this season, scoring twice and providing one assist.

Pedro Neto is another player who has been linked with Liverpool, with The Telegraph reporting in March that both Liverpool and Man City were both interested in signing the winger. Neto is valued at $75m (£60m/€69m) and has scored twice and provided nine assists this season in just 19 league games. says: Andy Robertson is a top performer at left-back, but he sadly cannot last forever, and so at some point Liverpool will need to plan for a life without him. However it's doubtful Liverpool would splash that kind of money on a left-back, regardless of how well he's playing. Pedro Neto could be an option in attack, although his injury record does would be a huge concern.