Manchester City have reportedly held positive talks with Wolves over a potential transfer deal for Matheus Nunes.

Earlier this week, it was reported that the Citizens had a £47m bid for the midfielder rejected but were still keen on pursuing a move for him.

Now though, some fresh behind-the-scenes details have come to light on this particular transfer story.

City optimistic for Nunes deal

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In a recent Twitter post, journalist Rudy Galetti had this to say on the matter.

He said: #ManCity are still pushing to sign Matheus #Nunes and are set to make a new offer (~£60m) to convince #WWFC to let him go.

“Talks with #Wolves were positive after the bid rejected days ago and there is optimism to close positively the deal. The player wants the move.”

Back in February 2022, after seeing his side beat Sporting CP 5-0 in the Champions League, Pep Guardiola said that Nunes, who was playing for the Portuguese side at the time, was one of the best players in the world, which shows why City are aiming to sign him.

However, after Guardiola’s praise, the 24-year-old ended up joining Wolves last summer in a deal worth a club-record fee of £38m.

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With that in mind and the fact that he featured in 34 of the Old Gold’s 38 Premier League matches last season, it’s easy to see why the Midlands club want a significant fee for Nunes.

Bearing in mind how City will be without Kevin De Bruyne in the squad for the next few months due to him having surgery to fix a hamstring problem, it’s understandable why the Manchester club want to add another midfielder, like Nunes, who now has top-flight experience under his belt, to their ranks before the summer transfer window closes.

Now that Galetti has shared that City are confident a deal can be worked out in addition to his claim that the player wants to join the club, this should excite a lot of supporters and make Guardiola very happy.

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