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Fresh Manchester City Matheus Nunes bid to include midfielder as makeweight



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Manchester City are preparing to offer Tommy Doyle as part of a deal to sign Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes.

The treble-winners are lining up an improved second offer for the 24-year-old midfielder after seeing a £47 million bid rejected by Wolves on Thursday.

Manchester City continue to pursue a new midfield signing during the remaining days of the summer transfer window, having identified Premier League pair Matheus Nunes and Crystal Palace’s Eberechi Ez after the dramatic collapse of the Blues’ planned Lucas Paqueta deal.

The exit of Ilkay Gundogan and long-term injury sustained by Kevin De Bruyne has forced the Sky Blues to accelerate plans to sign a new midfielder, with Manchester City preparing to submit a second offer for the Wolves star.

Nunes featured in 41 matches during his debut campaign at Wolves, after moving to Molineux for a club-record £38 million fee from Sporting Lisbon last summer.

Financial Fair Play issues continue to plague the Midlands club, with the potential for a major Manchester City offer to tempt Wolves into selling the midfielder, as Gary O’Neil seeks funds to bolster his squad.

Wolves are ‘holding out‘ for £60 million for the Portugal international, however Manchester City are considering an offer which includes midfielder Tommy Doyle, who is a long-standing transfer target of the Wanderers.

Alex Crook reports that the England U21 international is ‘likely’ to move to Molineux if Manchester City are to successfully land the signing of Nunes.

Doyle made 38 appearances for Sheffield United last season, and is being ‘lined up’ as part of the Sky Blues’ second bid to Wolves.

Nunes has reportedly made it clear to the Wolves hierarchy of his desire to move to the Etihad Stadium, although Manchester City’s next bid is ‘likely’ to be their last one for the midfielder, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Wolves face Everton at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, meanwhile Manchester City travel to Bramall Lane to play newly-promoted Sheffield United on Sunday.