Besides the many stories we’ve been seeing saying Wolverhampton Wanderers are close to signing Sporting midfielder João Palhinha, it seems the Molineux side will still fight to get another player from the Lions this summer.

According to a report today from newspaper Correio da Manhã, Bruno Lage ‘insists’ on having his midfield partner, Matheus Nunes, arriving with him in England as well.

The outlet says the manager wants to ‘gather the duo’ next season, and Wolves should come with a bid worth around €40m to land the second target. The problem is that Sporting want more to let him go.

Fortunately, according to Correio da Manhã, Matheus Nunes is open to a move to Wolves, as he believes they’re the ‘ideal club’ to play in the ‘most competitive league on the planet’.

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The report insists that Wolves are ‘very close’ to landing Palhinha, as his exit from Sporting is ‘almost certain’, and now Nunes’ sale is ‘likely’ as well, even though the latter’s destination is not as guaranteed to be the Molineux.

It’s said Bruno Lage wants to have ‘a Portuguese duo to replace another Portuguese duo’, since Ruben Neves and João Moutinho are expected to leave Wolves this summer.