Wolves reject Manchester City’s £47m bid for Matheus Nunes

As per Sky Sports News, Manchester City’s opening £47m bid for Matheus Nunes has been rejected by Wolves.

Although this initial bid was turned down, the two sides remain in discussion with one another and City are said to be considering whether to follow up with a second bid.

However, given their reluctance in the pay a fee higher than their own valuation of players- they would not be opposed to walking away to the deal should they deem Wolves’ demands too high.

This comes after news that The Citizens were ‘exploring a deal’ for the 24-year-old, as they look to fill the void that has been left in their midfield by Kevin De Bruyne- who is set to be out for a around 3-4 months after suffering a ‘serious injury’ in the Premier League opening fixture against Burnley. Furthermore, the treble winners are also considering a small number of other candidates for this role, with Crystal Palace’s Eberechi Eze also being of interest to Pep Guardiola’s side.

Nunes, who has also been linked with Liverpool over the past year, featured in 34 Premier League games for The Wanderers last season, standing out in struggling side under multiple managers. In these matches, and in his 101 appearances for Sporting, the midfielder has consistently demonstrated his excellent ball carrying and dribbling ability, as he is able make powerful, driving runs with the ball at his feet through the centre of his opposition.

City’s pursuit of the Portuguese international is another stage in what has been a chaotic few weeks at The Etihad Stadium, as defensive duo Aymeric Laporte and João Cancelo look set to depart, Bernardo Silva has signed a new deal with the club, whilst exciting winger Jérémy Doku is expected to join in a €60m deal from Stade Rennes.

Travis Levison | Get Football

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