However, in the space of half a day, developments have occurred at a rapid pace, seemingly resulting in a deal being agreed.
According to The Athletic, all of the relevant parties have given the green light for the transfer to be finalised over the weekend.
Wolves are allegedly in line to receive an initial £41m for the Portugal international, who has penned a five-year contract at Liverpool.
The report also confirms that defender Ki-Jana Hoever will move in the opposition direction in a separate deal. body check tags ::