Pepe's agent, Adriano Spadoto, traveled to London this week for talks with Wolves representatives, the Globo Esporte news outlet said.
Pepe has made 99 appearances for Gremio and scored 21 goals since making his professional debut in 2017.
The first half saw tough play from both sides. Veteran Luiz Muriqui was subbed after just 23 minutes because of a thigh injury. Qingdao also made their first substitution a few minutes later.
Spain now move top of Group A4, one point ahead of second-placed Ukraine. Germany are third on two points after they lost 1-0 to Switzerland.
The Chinese Football Association (CFA) has introduced measures to deal with agents that disrupt the transfer order. Agents who break the regulation could receive a life-time ban from football activities.
The other promoted sides Huesca and Cadiz will also struggle, with Cadiz likely to miss their fans in the Ramon de Caranza Stadium, while Eibar and Alaves might also find life hard after flirting with danger last season. Eibar have lost plyers such as Orellana, Escalante and Di Blasis, while Alaves, who celebrate their centenary this season, will hope a forward line of Joselu, Lucas Perez and Deyverson should have the goals to keep them in the top flight. Enditem
“I said to myself it’s a round of 18 holes. The competition won’t end until the last hole. After that I still wanted one more birdie to have a firm leading position. I didn’t but I still won. That’s the key point.”
Chelangat, 22, announced her arrival to the track world when she won the bronze medal in the women's 3,000m at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Cali, Colombia but has struggled with injuries and loss of form ever since.
Williams will take on Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova, who overcame Alize Cornet of France 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in another round of 16 match.
There has also been increased government support to athletics. For instance the government, despite a COVID-19 lockdown, facilitated the travel of a team of athletes, headed by Cheptegei, to travel to Monaco for the Diamond League.
Duris might have doubled Slovakia's lead, but Israel goalkeeper Ofir Marciano was equal to his effort, and also saved well from Robert Bozenik late in the game.