Wolves calm over Barcelona rumours for Trincao

 Wolves are determined to keep hold of on-loan Barcelona winger Francisco Trincao.

Express & Star says reports in Portugal and Spain yesterday claimed Barcelona's new boss Xavi Hernandez is keen to take the 21-year-old back to the Camp Nou as he looks to revive the fortunes of the struggling Catalan giants.

But it is Wolves who currently hold all the cards. The deal which saw Trincao move to Molineux last summer did not contain a January recall clause, while Wolves have the option to buy the Portugal international next year for a fee of around £25million.

That means Barcelona would need to negotiate his return and there is no suggestion at this stage Wolves would entertain such talks.

Though he is yet to score in the top flight, he enjoyed perhaps his most impressive outing so far in the 2-1 home win over Everton earlier this month and boss Bruno Lage is keen to tap into the former Braga ace's potential.