Wolves hold positive talks with Sporting Lisbon over deal which could see Matheus Nunes join for club record £38m fee as Bruno Lage looks to convince midfielder Molineux can be a stepping stone to Champions League
- Wolves have held talks with Matheus Nunes over a potential transfer
- Nunes rejected move to West Ham and has been in discussions with Bruno Lage
- Portugal international has been monitored by Liverpool and Manchester City
Wolves have held positive talks with Sporting Lisbon over a potential club record £38million deal for Matheus Nunes.
The midfielder rejected a move to West Ham last week as he has been holding out for a Champions League club but is being persuaded by Bruno Lage that Wolves can be a stepping stone.
Wolves are offering further add-ons and hope to conclude a deal this week.
Wolves have held talks with Sporting Lisbon over a potential £38m deal for Matheus Nunes
Liverpool and Manchester City were also monitoring Nunes, who has made a major impact for Sporting.
Wolves current record fee is £35million, which they paid to sign Fabio Silva from Porto in 2020.
Nunes joined Sporting from Estoril in 2019 and has proceeded to make over 100 appearances for the club.
Wolves boss Bruno Lage is eager to secure the signing of the highly regarded 23-year-old
Nunes featured against Wolves in a pre-season friendly for Sporting this summer
The 23-year-old has also broken into the Portugal squad and has been capped by his country on eight occasions.
So far in this transfer window Wolves have signed Goncalo Guedes and Nathan Collins, while Hwang Hee-chan made his loan move permanent.
They have however, seen 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.