Wolverhampton Wanderers are interested in a move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes, with the Portuguese side happy to sell.

That’s according to A Bola, who explain that Nunes was close to joining Everton earlier this year only for negotiations to hit the buffers.

That’s because the Blues hired Rafa Benitez instead of Nuno Espirito Santo, and the Spanish coach has ‘other priorities’ to reinforce his squad this summer.

That means talks for Nunes have been ‘aborted’ at this moment in time, opening the door for Wolves to get him instead.

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They are said to be ‘on the lookout’ for the midfielder as well as having him ‘on their radar’ ahead of a possible move this summer.

Sporting are happy to sell and need to make money from a sale, so have set an €18m asking price on their man.

They’ve deemed Nunes as one of the saleable assets, having blocked a move for Palhinha, who was also heavily linked to Wolves over the last few months.

Bruno Lage and co are aware of Sporting’s stance and the fact they are ‘open to negotiate’, but it’s not made clear whether they want to spend what the Liga NOS side are looking for.

A transfer is possible, though, and A Bola believe that they ‘may move for negotiations’ at some point this summer.