Man City breakthrough as Wolves accept offer for wantaway star which could impact Liverpool loan deal

Ben Stewart
Wolverhampton Wanderers' Matheus Nunes (left) in action
Wolverhampton Wanderers' Matheus Nunes (left) in action

Manchester City have had a breakthrough in their deal for Matheus Nunes as Wolves have accepted their latest proposal according to reports.

With Kevin De Bruyne set to be sidelined for the foreseeable future, Man City are in desperate need of some midfield reinforcements.

They have already added Mateo Kovacic to their ranks this summer, but he was signed to replace the outgoing Ilkay Gundogan.

Man City’s first offer of £47m was rejected by Wolves, but they did receive a boost when Nunes himself expressed his desire to join Pep Guardiola’s side.

The midfielder has stopped training with Wolves for the time being as he tries to force a move through to the Etihad.

According to L’Equipe journalist Loic Tanzi, Man City’s latest offer for the Portuguese international has been accepted.

“Wolverhampton have accepted Manchester City’s latest offer for Matheus Nunes,” Tanzi explained.

“The Portuguese international will therefore join the defending champion. Wolves have already started looking for a replacement.”

This news will come as a huge boost to Man City as there had been some doubts starting to creep in over whether they could get a deal for Nunes over the line.

The 25-year-old midfielder is under contract with Wolves until 2027 and so they have been in a strong negotiating position all along.

This news could also be of interest to Kalvin Phillips. The England international has been linked with a move away, but his exit would only be sanctioned if Man City are able to sign another midfielder.

The idea of a loan spell has been floated with Liverpool said to be among the clubs currently interested.

Alex Crook recently provided an update on the situation regarding Phillips and how likely a move is this summer.

“Yeah, Kalvin Phillips is a name that has been mentioned to me in the last couple of weeks as someone that Klopp is really interested in,” Crook told GIVEMESPORT.

“It might be possibly that Manchester City would let them go on loan. I guess that might depend on if City can get the Matheus Nunes deal over the line. Ryan Gravenberch as well, I think the interest is genuine.

“They probably are still one midfielder light. I think that’s the priority.”

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