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Man City will need to pay £60m to sign Wolves star Matheus Nunes

Man City will need to pa £60m to sign Wolves star Matheus Nunes

Manchester City are pursuing a move for Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Matheus Nunes, but they may have to part ways with at least £60 million to get the deal over the line.

The Telegraph reports that the Premier League title holders have seen a bid worth £47m rejected, with Wolves reluctant to part ways with the Portuguese midfielder.

Wolves fended off interest from Liverpool to sign Nunes from Sporting CP in a club record £42m deal just last summer, so it is no surprise they are reluctant to see him leave after 12 months. 

As the transfer window is scheduled to close next week, Nunes’ departure would leave Wolves short on midfield options and with limited time to secure a replacement.

They may entertain the idea of a transfer, but that would hinge on Man City’s willingness to pay well above market value for Nunes, who is held in high esteem by Pep Guardiola.

The Spanish tactician is eager to bolster his options in the middle of the park, with Belgian playmaker Kevin De Bruyne expected to spend the next four months on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury.

Nunes is one of several players on Man City’s radar, but his exit is not in Wolves’ plans for the summer, having already offloaded several key players, including Ruben Neves, Raul Jimenez, Nathan Collins and Conor Coady.

Crystal Palace playmaker Eberechi Eze is also on Man City’s radar. However, according to the Evening Standard, they may need to fork out at least £70m to snap him up.

Eze’s dazzling form toward the end of last season has not gone under the radar, and Man City are well aware of his potential and what he offers in midfield.

However, Palace share the same enthusiasm about their newly capped England international and have no intention to sanction his exit this summer unless an outrageous proposal arrives.

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