Wolverhampton may sell Matheus Nunes to Liverpool for a club-record sum

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Wolves may be selling their midfielder Matheus Nunes for a club record fee this summer after Man United and Liverpool entered the bidding for his services, according to sources speaking to Football Insider.

The Molineux club is reportedly hoping for a bidding battle for the 24-year-old, who will undoubtedly be in great demand during the upcoming transfer window. 

The Portuguese international is still a target for Liverpool, according to sources. A cost of £50 million is seen to be sufficient to secure him after a release clause was removed from his Wolves contract. Meanwhile, the former Sporting CP star has been strongly linked to moves to Newcastle and Barcelona.

Wolves would most likely set a new club record with a £50 million transfer price, should he be sold. Their previous sales record was the rumoured £40 million Liverpool paid for star attacker Diogo Jota in 2020.

Nunes signed a five-year contract at Molineux only last summer for Wolves in a reportedly club-record £38 million transaction.

The 24-year-old’s weekly salary is approx. £85,000. Throughout all competitions, he made 32 appearances for the Wolves and scored one goal. This season, the midfielder has taken part in a variety of positions on the pitch, including left-wing and centre midfield.

Since the appointment of manager Julen Lopetegui, Wolves have managed to stay out of trouble and the relegation zone and are now ranked 13th, seven points above the relegation zone. Eighth-place Liverpool is unlikely to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season, but a top-seven finish would put them in the running to compete in Europe.

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