Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Rúben Neves has been heavily linked with a move away from Molineux this summer.
Apart from Neves, the English club could also end up losing João Moutinho. The 35-year-old’s deal runs down at the end of this month and the two parties have so far not confirmed a new deal.
With uncertainty around the Portuguese duo, it’s no surprise that Bruno Lage’s side are looking to sign at least one new midfielder.
For the past few weeks, reports have explained the Premier League side are keen to sign João Palhinha. On June 14th, Correio da Manhã stated Wolves manager insists on signing him and his Sporting teammate, Matheus Nunes.
Foot Mercato have come up with a report stating that Lage’s side have made an approach for Nunes, who has ‘caused a sensation’ for the Lions.
Wolves are not alone as they are joined by Newcastle United and Everton. Sporting, for their part, have ‘refused an approach’ worth €45m, but there’s no mention which club made that approach.
They turned it down for a good reason, because Sporting don’t plan to accept any offer less than his €60m release clause. Wolves and Nunes’ other suitors are warned that it will be ‘necessary to put their hands in their pockets’ to sign him.
Wolves [and others Premier League sides] are ‘ready to bet big’ on Nunes, but will have to invest €60m to meet Sporting’s demands.