According to Sky Germany, Wolves are trying hardest to sign Liverpool target Matheus Nunes, who has already rejected West Ham.
What is the story?
Well, Florian Plettenburg – a reporter for Sky Germany – has claimed Wolves are the team most interested in signing the Portugal international, although Liverpool are also keeping tabs on him.
Sporting Lisbon are happy to accept a £30m offer for Nunes, who David Moyes has revealed ‘chosen not’ to join West Ham after a £25m offer was sent to the giants Portuguese.
The Primeira Liga side also want a sell clause involved in any potential deal which would entitle them to a share of the money should the 23-year-old be sold in the future.
Plettenburg adds that Manchester City are also involved in the race to sign Nunes, who appears to have caught the eye of many Premier League teams.
Leeds are keen to sign No.8 Sporting Lisbon this summer, while Chelsea, Everton, Newcastle and Tottenham have also been mentioned as potential destinations.
The interest in Nunes comes after he made 50 appearances in all competitions last season, scoring four goals while providing five assists.
Wolves could beat Liverpool and West Ham for something special
Just look at Luis Diaz’s success and Darwin Nunez’s quick start in England to see that the Portuguese top flight is a great place to buy players for the Premier League right now.
Interestingly, Nunes is probably the best asset in the division now that those two are gone.
In that regard, Wolves would get a special player if they beat the competition to sign him.
At Molineux, the Portuguese playmaker is said to have a number of compatriots to help him settle into the Midlands, such as Ruben Neves, Daniel Podence, Pedro Neto and Bruno Lage.
£30million is really not a lot these days, so if Nunes lives up to the hype in England, Wolves could even double their money in a year or two – if they win this intriguing transfer battle.
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