Manchester City are preparing a new £60 million bid to tempt Wolves into selling Matheus Nunes, with the midfielder keen on the move.
Football Insider reckons Manchester City will return to Wolves with an improved £60 million bid for Matheus Nunes. Pep Guardiola wants the Portuguese to replace Ilkay Gundogan, and they have already seen a bid rejected for the midfielder.
Manchester City are keen to bolster their squad with a new midfielder before the window shuts. Pep Guardiola wants someone to replace Ilkay Gundogan, who left for Barcelona on a free transfer earlier in the summer.
Mateo Kovacic’s arrival may have been considered insufficient to replace the German maestro, but adding another player should do the trick. Declan Rice was a target until Arsenal acquired the midfielder, and then it was Lucas Paqueta.
The Brazilian has since been involved in a betting controversy, which has halted a move to Manchester City. There’s no hope left in that deal, and Pep Guardiola has since moved on to another name in Wolves’ Matheus Nunes.
Manchester City approached Wolves for Nunes recently, and the player has since been keen to move to Guardiola’s squad. Wolves are concerned about the insufficient time to replace the midfielder, having lost Ruben Neves earlier to Saudi Arabia.
Neves sealed a £47 million move to Al-Hilal earlier in the summer, and it was Wolves’ record sale. Incidentally, Manchester City’s opening offer that Wolves rejected seemed identical. Having turned down the money, the club could look for a higher fee and a swift deal.
With the player keen on the move, Manchester City are now set to lodge an improved £60 million offer, which could tempt Wolves. Gary O’Neil will not want to lose him, but the funds generated could strengthen his squad before the window shuts.
Whether Wolves accept this proposed £60 million offer remains the question, as they could demand more from Manchester City. If Guardiola’s side cannot sign the 24-year-old Portuguese, they might finish their window for the summer.
Wolves will have to make a good decision, as it will not hurt them if Nunes stays. However, the money on hand could be used for the Midlands club in their transfer endeavours. The Nunes story might drag until deadline day, with the possibility of the midfielder moving to the Etihad.