Emerson deal delay
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Wolves announced on Monday that they had lured the Brazilian midfielder to Molineux and expected to sign him in time for Wednesday`s trip to Manchester United.
However, he will not now figure at Old Trafford as Wolves boss Dave Jones confirmed the deal had hit a snag.
Jones said: "Emerson has not signed and he will not be signed in time for the Old Trafford game.
"There is a problem at their end which is nothing to do with us and it needs to be sorted.
"We've just got to wait on it but at the moment it's hit a snag. I'm hoping it can go through but it needs to be sorted by Emerson's agent and Atletico Madrid."
Atletico are focusing their attentions on signing Mallorca creator Ariel Ibagaza.
Ibagaza is joint owned by Mallorca and his former club Lanus, meaning Atletico have to enter into two sets of negotiations.
A total fee in the region of £3.5 million is being mooted for Ibagaza, with Atletico possibly demanding a little extra from Wolves for Emerson.
With the transfer window due to close at the end of the month, any wrangles could cast a doubt over both deals being finalised in time.
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