Eberechi Eze has now been joined by Wolves and Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes on Manchester City’s midfield shortlist for the remaining days of the summer window.
The news of potential interest in the Crystal Palace midfielder sparked widespread conversation on social media, with Selhurst Park officials expected to seek a transfer fee in excess of £70 million should City solidify their admiration for the player.
However, it has now emerged that Eberechi Eze is merely one of several names being discussed by Manchester City at present, with another profile elsewhere in the Premier League having now emerged as a possible talent of interest.
That is according to the information of The Athletic’s David Ornstein, who states that Manchester City are currently also exploring a deal to sign Matheus Nunes from Wolverhampton Wanderers before the summer transfer window closes.
It is detailed that Nunes is high among a small number of candidates to fill the void left by the departure of Ilkay Gundogan to FC Barcelona earlier on this summer, as well as Kevin De Bruyne – who is ruled out for the remainder of 2023 through injury.
From the viewpoint of the Molineux club, it is explained by Ornstein that Wolves are ‘unlikely to welcome’ Manchester City’s interest so close to the summer market closing, however their financial position could make it difficult to resist bids.
As reported by Jack Gaughan of MailSport earlier on Wednesday afternoon, The Athletic also highlight that Crystal Palace’s Eberechi Eze is among Manchester City’s recruitment list as they look to move on from their failed pursuit of West Ham’s Lucas Paqueta.
Manchester City had originally shown an interest in West Ham’s Lucas Paqueta this summer, and there is a belief in various quarters that a deal would have been completed in the region of £80 million should an FA investigation into betting allegations not have emerged.
The Brazilian midfielder is understood to have been keen on a move to the Etihad Stadium, and according to Sky Sports in the last 24 hours, sources close to Paqueta believe a move to Manchester City could still happen in January.
For now however, City have urgent priorities as Pep Guardiola and his squad look to contend with a number of competitions simultaneously this season, and with the pending departures of Aymeric Laporte and Joao Cancelo to Al Nassr and Barcelona respectively, recruitment is needed.
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