Manchester City are reportedly ready to end their pursuit of Matheus Nunes should Wolves insist on selling the midfielder for over £60 million.
The Premier League champions want to buy Nunes this summer, having lost influential midfielder Kevin de Bruyne to a long-term injury. Pep Guardiola sees Nunes as the ideal candidate to replace the Belgian, having walked away from a move for Lucas Paqueta after it emerged that the Brazilian was the subject of an FA investigation regarding potential betting breaches.
The ‘Cityzens’ has secured an agreement with the 25-year-old, who is keen on moving to the Etihad. The Portuguese midfielder is even keen on forcing the move and has refused to train. On Wednesday night, he was left out of the Wolves squad to face Blackpool.
However, despite his strike, Wolves are unwilling to budge on their asking price. The Premier League side want over £60m for Nunes, and it is understood City do not want to pay above £55m.
But according to Sportmail, City are not prepared to wait forever and will walk away from their pursuit of the player if Wolves do not reduce their asking price.
Matheus Nunes has completed the most take-ons in the Premier League so far this season (11) and no player in Europe's top seven divisions has won more duels (23).
In 2022/23, he clocked the highest top speed of any central-midfielder in the Premier League (36.32 km/h). pic.twitter.com/j21so5mhn9
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Nunes joined Wolves from Sporting Lisbon last summer for a club-record £42m fee. The Portugal international would go on to make 35 Premier League appearances during his maiden campaign for the East Midlands club.