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Journalist claims Wolves target Matheus Nunes is now in talks about his future

Sporting CP midfielder Matheus Nunes is still a target for Wolves, and talks are now under way to determine his future.

That is according to UOL Esporte journalist Bruno Andrade.

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Nunes has just completed his third season with the club, and had his best campaign to date.

The Portugal international made a whopping 50 appearances for the club, scoring four goals and making five assists.

His contributions helped Sporting to finish second in the table, six points behind winners FC Porto.

Nunes has supposedly been on Wolves’ radar for a little while now.

The star was recently linked again, along with his teammate Joao Palhinha.

There is potential for both players to come to Molineux this summer, especially given the uncertainty around Ruben Neves.

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Neves is looking like he could leave, given the way he looked walking around Molineux after the game against Norwich City on Sunday.

And Joao Moutinho is out of contract in the summer, although apparently he wants to stay and the club do want to give him an extension.

Nunes could be tricky to sign though, because Manchester City have also been linked.

Pep Guardiola actually branded Nunes one of the best players in the world earlier this year.

And yesterday, midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has been linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium. That’s on top of Fernandinho already saying he is leaving.

Wolves hot on Matheus Nunes’ heals, but Manchester City could pose strong competition

Wolves could have their work cut out to sign Nunes this summer.

The claims about Gundogan are potentially significant. If he leaves the Etihad, that then creates quite a big need for a new central midfielder for Guardiola.

He’s already paid Nunes a big compliment. And that might well turn the player’s head.

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That said, obviously Wolves have a very strong Portuguese contingent at Molineux.

And he would certainly get more game time in old gold than sky blue. Especially if Neves does leave.