Wolverhampton Wanderers have accepted the latest offer from Manchester City for Matheus Nunes, reports L’Equipe journalist Loic Tanzi.
The Brazil-born Portugal international midfielder is set to join the Etihad Stadium club, with Wolves already looking for a replacement.
Nunes has refused to train since the Midlands club rejected the first offer from Man City, insisting he wants to leave, and he is finally getting his wish.
Wolverhampton a accepté la dernière offre de Manchester City pour Matheus Nunes. L'international portugais va donc rejoindre le champion en titre. Les Wolves se sont déjà mis en quête d'un remplaçant #Mercato pic.twitter.com/oc5HEMfpyl
— Loïc Tanzi (@Tanziloic) August 30, 2023
The 25-year-old was left out of the squad that faced Blackpool last night as Wolves insisted they wanted over £60 million to sell to the reigning Premier League champions.
Man City did not want to pay above £55m for Nunes but appear to have changed their mind as manager Pep Guardiola has admired the Wolves star for a while.
The Sky Blues want to strengthen their midfield having lost Kevin de Bruyne to a long-term injury while Ilkay Gundogan left for Barcelona earlier in the summer after his contract expired.
They initially wanted to sign West Ham United midfielder Lucas Paqueta, but the move collapsed after it emerged that the Brazil international was the subject of an FA investigation regarding potential betting breaches.
Man City quickly moved on and started talks with Wolves for Nunez, and joining them appealed to the player immediately, with the Molineux Stadium club set to lose the former Sporting Lisbon star just 12 months after he joined them for a club-record £42m fee.
The Portugal international made 35 Premier League appearances during his maiden campaign at the East Midlands club, scoring once and assisting another.
Nunes has featured twice in the league for Wolves this term but was unavailable for their game at the weekend having been sent off against Brighton and Hove Albion.
He can play on the left and right of the midfield as well as centrally, and his imminent arrival at Man City could spell the end of the linked-away Kalvin Phillips.
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