Manchester City will reportedly use Tommy Doyle in a part exchange to try and land a deal for Matheus Nunes.

Earlier this week, it was reported that the Citizens had a £47m bid turned down by Wolves for the midfielder but are expected to make another offer for the player.

Now though, some fresh behind-the-scenes details have emerged regarding what that new offer could look like.

Man City to use Doyle in player exchange for Nunes

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A recent report from talkSPORT had this to say on the situation.

It said: “Tommy Doyle is likely to join Wolves from Manchester City if Matheus Nunes makes the switch from Molineux to the Etihad Stadium. Midfielder Doyle was already on Wolves’ list of targets before City’s interest in Nunes emerged.

“Having had one offer of £47m rejected, the treble winners are lining up a fresh bid which is set to include Doyle in part exchange. talkSPORT understands Nunes has made it clear to the Wolves hierarchy that he wants to join Pep Guardiola’s side.

“Wolves are holding out for a fee worth north of £60m for the Portuguese ace. Meanwhile, Doyle, 21, could be an ideal replacement, having starred on loan at Sheffield United last season in their promotion campaign.”

The Portuguese international joined the Old Gold last summer in a deal worth £38m and has since made 41 appearances for the Midlands club in all competitions.

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Having also been hailed by the City manager previously as one of the best players in the world, it’s easy to see why the Manchester club are eager to land his signature.

With Doyle not being included in any of City’s matchday squads this season, this shows that he’s not likely to be getting any game time in Guardiola’s side.

Therefore, if using him in a part exchange to sign Nunes and the youngster gets the chance to play regular top-flight football, this is something that could benefit all parties.

Moving forward, if this potential player swap is something that Wolves would be interested in as well as getting a sizeable fee for their midfielder, this could be a very smart bit of business for City to wrap up before the summer transfer window closes.

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