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Man City intensify talks for Nunes, ‘no offer’ made yet despite reports

Man City intensify talks for Nunes, no bid made yet despite reports

Manchester City have reportedly followed up their interest in Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Matheus Nunes with a formal offer, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Portuguese midfielder emerged as a primary target for the treble winners after their deal to sign Lucas Paqueta from West Ham United fell through.

Man City’s proposal to sign Nunes is reportedly worth more than €50 million (£43m) plus add-ons, which is around the same figure Wolves paid to snap him up from Sporting CP last summer.

Although Wolves are yet to respond to the offer, Nunes is particularly keen to make the transfer, with Romano reporting that an agreement on personal terms with the player has already been formalised.

Wolves are extremely reluctant to part ways with the 24-year-old central midfielder just 12 months after forking out a club-record fee to lure him to Molineux.

The West Midlands club have not indicated an interest in negotiating a price for their crown jewel, so it remains to be seen if Man City’s offer will be enough to convince them to do business.

However, talkSPORT has debunked Romano’s claim of a lodged bid, with the English news outlet reporting that ‘no offer has come in’ for the midfielder.

Wolves value the Portugal international at £60m, and while Man City are weighing up a move, the Midlands club are seemingly yet to receive an offer from the Premier League champions.

Man City have been busy reinforcing the squad this summer after signing Mateo Kovacic and Josko Gvardiol. They are also preparing to welcome Jeremy Doku, who is expected to join from Stade Rennais.

However, they have been forced to add another midfielder to their summer shortlist, with Kevin De Bruyne expected to spend the next four months treating a hamstring injury.

Nunes is among those considered, while the defending champions also hold an interest in Crystal Palace’s Eberechi EzeBayer Leverkusen’s Florian Wirtz and RB Leipzig’s Dani Olmo.

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