Sporting CP are reportedly preparing to offer Matheus Nunes a new contract.
A Bola reported this afternoon that the Portugal international is set to stay with the club this summer.
Nunes has been heavily linked with an exit, with Wanderers having taken a strong interest in the 23-year-old.
It was even claimed recently that Wolves had put an offer to the player. That offer – thought to be a five-year deal – is mentioned by A Bola.
Nunes turned it down, and the suggestion now is that Nunes is now set to stay put.
One of the reasons for this is that he has a chance to win titles with Sporting. He can also participate in the Champions League once more.
Of course, Wolves have no form of European football to offer as a result of the team’s terrible form at the end of the 2021/22 season.
Sporting’s president Frederico Varandas is now working to tie Nunes down to an improved contract.
The news will come as a blow to Wolves fans, many of whom have expressed their excitement about seeing Nunes potentially come to Molineux.
It is thought Wolves want to bring in a new midfield option, and box-to-box star Nunes would be an excellent addition.
Earlier this week the star produced a sublime assist in the 3-3 draw against Braga.
If A Bola’s information is accurate, then it looks as though Wolves’ hopes of signing the star are all but over.
Bad news for Wolves as Sporting CP seek to offer Matheus Nunes new contract
It is perhaps understandable that Nunes would prefer to stay at Sporting over joining Wolves.
Playing in the Champions League is something many players long for. And challenging for titles is also a big ambition for many.
Unfortunately Wolves cannot offer any kind of European football. Really, the club can only really offer higher wages.
But it’s been reported Nunes has already rejected one offer from Wolves, so it really does look extremely unlikely that he will join.
And that’s a huge shame, because Nunes would take Wolves’ midfield to a whole new level with his tenacity and technical quality.