Manchester City are unwilling to meet Wolverhampton Wanderers asking price for midfielder Matheus Nunes it has been reported. As the transfer window nears closing, it appears City may walk away from the Nunes deal.
Simon Jones reports for the Daily Mail that the European champions are unwilling to meet Wolves’ valuation of the midfielder. Jones adds that the Midlands club value Nunes at over £60 million. The treble winners are not willing to pay more than £55 million to secure the midfielder he adds. Nunes is currently refusing to train with his club Jones added.
Manchester City are prepared to walk away from deal to sign Matheus Nunes… with the Premier League champions unwilling to meet Wolves’ over £60m asking price for the midfielder https://t.co/Iu3RvbQFdr
— Mail Sport (@MailSport) August 29, 2023
Wolves manager Gary O’Neil is hopeful of Nunes remaining with the club. Speaking after their Carabao Cup tie win over Blackpool the Wolves boss said: “He’s not with the group at the moment, his choice. After the bid from Manchester City, he decided it was best for him to not to be with the group. Club policy and how we deal with things like that is set in place. As far as I’m aware there’s been no improved bid. Matheus Nunes is still our player, we have a long contract still with him and at this moment I fully expect him to be here come September 2.”
With Wolves appearing confident in retaining their star man, and City not prepared to pay their valuation it does appear that any potential move for Matheus Nunes may not happen. Whether or not City have any other midfield targets before the window closes remains to be seen.