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Wolves accept Manchester City Matheus Nunes transfer offer amid hardline player and club stance



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Manchester City have had an offer accepted for Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes, with the club having previously considered walking away from a potential deal.

Pep Guardiola is searching for a new midfielder prior to the closure of the summer transfer window on Friday, with Manchester City keen to strengthen their options after Kevin De Bruyne suffered a long-term hamstring injury.

Manchester City, who missed out on the signings of both Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice earlier this summer, lost former club captain Ilkay Gundogan to Barcelona, as the German international rejected the opportunity to sign a new deal at the Etihad Stadium.

Lucas Paqueta had been heavily linked with an £85 million move from West Ham, however a bombshell FA investigation into the midfielder related to suspicious betting activity, quickly quelled all transfer talk.

Premier League duo Eberechi Eze and Matheus Nunes recently emerged as other Manchester City midfield targets, with the Sky Blues seeing their opening offer for the latter rejected by Wolves.

Nunes dramatically went on strike over the weekend in an attempt to force a move to the Etihad Stadium, with the Portugal international missing training on Sunday and Monday, as well as not featuring during Wolves’ win over Blackpool in the Carabao Cup.

Despite the 25-year-olds hardline stance, Manchester City were reportedly considering walking away from the negotiating table, with the club not prepared to meet Wolves’ current valuation of the midfielder.

Jack Gaughan reported that Manchester City are ‘prepared to walk away’ from any deal, as the Blues are unwilling to pay above £55 million, meanwhile Wolves are holding out for over £60 million.

A compromise looks to have been reached however, as journalist Loïc Tanzi claims that Wolves have accepted Manchester City’s latest offer for the midfielder.

Nunes moved to Molineux for a club-record £42 million last summer, signing from Sporting Lisbon in an initial £38 million deal.

The 25-year-old featured in 41 matches for the Midlands club last summer, including making 34 Premier League appearances.