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Wolves transfer news: Wolves want to keep Matheus Nunes long-term

Wolves are reportedly hoping to keep hold of midfielder Matheus Nunes ‘long-term’.

That is the new claim today from 90min, following reports of interest in him from Liverpool.

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On Monday, The Telegraph claimed the Reds were ready to make a new swoop for Nunes, whom they wanted when he was at Sporting CP.

Their article suggested they were hopeful of signing him for £44 million. A deal would apparently be more likely to be done ahead of next season rather than this month.

Nunes joined Wolves last summer for only a few less million than that figure.

The claim has led to suggestions that Nunes was only ever going to play one season with Wolves before moving on.

90min have brought a report today that might make some Wolves fans feel a little better about the situation.

According to them, Wolves are ‘currently unaware’ of Liverpool’s interest in the player.

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They ‘see him as a long-term part of their future at Molineux’.

Julen Lopetegui did actually respond to the reports about Nunes and Liverpool when asked in his press conference yesterday. He said: “We can say that Matheus is our player, he’s a Wolves player and he’s so happy to be here.”

Between Lopetegui’s comments and 90min’s claim, the notion of Nunes leaving the club this month at least feels fairly unlikely now.

Matheus Nunes staying at Wolves ‘long-term’ feels unlikely, but he’ll at least have one full season

Following a period of brief panic, it looks like Nunes will not be departing Molineux just months after joining.

Lopetegui was very clear that the player is happy where he is at the moment.

Nunes recently spoke about improving for Wolves in 2023, so he would really make some enemies if he now started pushing for an exit.

He won’t be going anywhere this month, but we will see what happens in the summer.

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£85,000-a-week star Nunes is a very unique midfielder with potential to become one of the best in the world.

It’s very possible he’ll only have a brief stint with Wolves. Hopefully nothing has already been decided though and there’s a chance he can stay beyond the summer.

Wolves will, of course, have to stave off relegation first though. Make no mistake, Nunes will be one of the first out the door if Wolves drop into the Championship