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Wolves: Sky Sports man warns Nunes won’t be sold unless huge bid lands

Wolverhampton Wanderers are adamant they will not be open to selling Matheus Nunes amid reported interest coming from Liverpool.

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Wolves broke their club record fee to bring in the 24-year-old over the summer from Sporting CP with a bid of £42.2m seeing the Portuguese star move to Molineux.

However, in doing so they capitalised on a breakdown in Liverpool’s interest in the midfielder with Jurgen Klopp’s side believed to have shown an interest in taking him to Anfield.

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Bruno Lage on the touchline for Wolves.

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And now it seems as if the Reds have returned to their interest in Nunes with a potential move coming for the midfielder in the summer seemingly more likely, but Sky Sports man Anton Toloui has said Julen Lopetegui’s side do not want to sell:

“I’ve been speaking to people at Wolves this morning [Tuesday] and they were saying look, we do not want anyone to come in for him.

“We’re in a relegation fight, come armed with not just a chequebook, but wheelbarrows full of cash because there’s absolutely no way Wolves will sell him without getting a heck of a lot more than they paid for him.”

Opportunity for Wolves?

Nunes has already made 12 starts in a Wolves shirt in the Premier League since making the move to Molineux in the summer but his game time has been somewhat irregular.

Despite making 14 appearances in the Premier League, the Portuguese midfielder has only lasted 90 minutes on seven occasions so far (via Transfermarkt).

And given Wolves went all out to bring him in over the summer with a club-record fee, this does feel slightly disappointing and suggests they maybe aren’t quite getting the maximum out of their investment.

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During his time with Sporting CP, Nunes was lavished with some big praise with the Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola hailing the 24-year-old after what he had seen from him in the Champions League:

“Matheus Nunes is one of the best players in the world today. Despite the difficulties and some mistakes, I have to be very satisfied because we took a big step towards the next round,” Guardiola said just under one year ago.

Given this high praise, it would suggest the midfielder is still just taking time to bed into life in England which was disrupted over the winter by the break in play for the World Cup.

Adding onto that, Wolves had made a pretty dismal start to the Premier League campaign under Bruno Lage, meaning a change in manager with the established Lopetegui could see the midfielder blossom.

However, if there are any concerns from Wolves that they may have made the wrong decision in bringing Nunes to Molineux, it does seem as if Liverpool could give them an opportunity to walk away from the 24-year-old.

Although, their interest in the midfielder alone would suggest he is a player of high potential.