Wolves are reportedly now facing competition from Newcastle United and Everton for Matheus Nunes.
The Portuguese midfielder is a top target for Wanderers this summer, along with his Sporting CP teammate Joao Palhinha.
Bruno Lage has apparently insisted upon his signing this summer.
And it has been reported that the 23-year-old is open to making a move to Molineux.
But Foot Mercato now report that Wolves have been joined in the hunt for Nunes by Newcastle and Everton.
And apparently, Sporting have actually already turned down a proposal of £39 million.
They are holding out for the value of his release clause, which is £52 million.
It is not stated which team saw the £39 million proposal turned down.
The star has enjoyed a fantastic past couple of years with Sporting, helping the club to win the league title in 2020/21 and come runners-up in the season just gone.
He’s made a big impression as a box-to-box midfielder, and is clearly now quite coveted.
Bad news for Wolves as report suggests Newcastle and Everton are in for Nunes
It is far from ideal for Wolves if Newcastle and Everton really are now looking to sign Nunes.
Although it’s been claimed Nunes is open to joining Wolves, that doesn’t mean he will ultimately make the move.
Newcastle’s apparent interest is particularly concerning.
Obviously they were taken over back in October, and would easily be able to afford Nunes and offer him a brilliant financial package.
Potentially, given the level of interest in the player now, Nunes could end up being quite expensive. That might just put Wolves at a disadvantage.