Matheus Nunes is once again in the spotlight as Liverpool desperately needs to reinforce their midfield.
The 23-year-old midfielder has been linked with a move away from Sporting CP, according to Correio da Manha (news image provided below), and he would like to join a top club in the Premier League.
The well-known Portuguese media outlet reports that the Seleccao midfielder has turned down a ‘contract of a lifetime’ from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
CM Jornal believes Nunes is willing to accept to a transfer to Liverpool but wants to wait for a proposal from the English side.
Ruben Amorim, the manager of Sporting, wants to get the best out of the midfielder this season. He is aware that if a top Premier League club makes an offer, he will have to sell because the player already wants the move.
The valued asset is one the Lions want to keep for at least the winter transfer window. If he does well in the World Cup, then the English giants may want to sign him for a bigger fee and that would further intensify the interests from both Manchester City and Manchester United.
According to CdM, the Liga Nos side wants to increase the £50.5 million release clause because it is currently the reference point for potential suitors.
Nunes was part of the squad that won the Primeira Liga championship in the 2020–21 season. He also directly contributed in 9 goals across all competitions last season.
The eight-cap Portuguese provided an assist in a 3-3 draw against Braga last night in the first league game of the new season.
Gini Wijnaldum has not yet been replaced at Anfield. Thiago Alcantara sustained a hamstring injury against the Cottagers, and Naby Keita missed the match against Fulham due to illness.
Keep in mind that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is already sidelined due to a long-term injury. In this case, the Reds must act quickly to bring in a top midfielder before the summer transfer window closes as Nunes is the perfect fit.