Wolves have positive talks with Sporting Lisbon over £38m deal for Matheus Nunes
Wolves have positive talks with Sporting Lisbon over a deal that could see Matheus Nunes join for a record £38million as Bruno Lage seeks to convince midfielder Molineux can be a stepping stone to the Champions League
- Wolves held talks with Matheus Nunes over potential transfer
- Nunes rejected move to West Ham and held talks with Bruno Lage
- The Portuguese international was followed by Liverpool and Manchester City
Wolves have held positive talks with Sporting Lisbon over a potential record £38m deal for Matheus Nunes.
The midfielder rejected a move to West Ham last week as he held firm for a Champions League club, but is confident from Bruno Lage that Wolves can be a stepping stone.
Wolves offer other add-ons and hope to complete a deal this week.
Wolves have held talks with Sporting Lisbon over a potential £38million deal for Matheus Nunes
Liverpool and Manchester City were also watching Nunes, who had a major impact on Sporting.
Wolves’ current record fee is £35m, which they paid to sign Fabio Silva from Porto in 2020.
Nunes joined Sporting from Estoril in 2019 and has made over 100 appearances for the club.
Wolves boss Bruno Lage is keen to secure the signature of the much-loved 23-year-old
Nunes played against Wolves in a pre-season friendly for Sporting this summer
The 23-year-old also broke into the Portugal squad and was capped by his country eight times.
So far in this transfer window, Wolves have signed Goncalo Guedes and Nathan Collins, while Hwang Hee-chan has made his loan permanent.
They did, however, see defender Conor Coady join Everton on loan.
Wolves have taken one point from their two Premier League games so far this season – they lost to Leeds before drawing with Fulham.