Report: Liverpool now open the door for Wolves to sign £51m star this summer
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Report: Liverpool now open the door for Wolves to sign £51m star this summer

Liverpool are no longer interested in signing Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes this summer.

That’s according to The Daily Mail, who claim that The Reds have ‘pulled out’ of the race for the 23-year-old.

This has reportedly ‘left the door open’ for Wolves to have a free-run at Nunes. The deal could still be complicated for Bruno Lage’s side though, as a move to Molineux is said to be unappealing to the player.

Liverpool are said to have been considering a move for Nunes, but have decided against pursuing anything concrete.

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Hope dwindling over Liverpool move for Nunes

Whether or not there was initial interest in Nunes from Liverpool is rather unclear. It seems likely that had they wanted him though, they would have already signed him.

It has been clear for some time that the Portugal international isn’t interested in playing outside of the Champions League.

Liverpool can obviously offer that, and to boot, they really could do with a midfielder in his mould. With Nunes seemingly available, and with a reported release clause of £51m, interest from Liverpool would certainly add up.

But The Reds like to get their transfer business done early in the window. They have been resolute for some time now that no further signings will be made this summer, too. Had they wished to bring Nunes in, they surely could have done it months ago.

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Despite that, the reports of an imminent move from Liverpool have rumbled on. Just yesterday, the Portuguese press reported that Jurgen Klopp was ‘preparing’ a bid to sign the Brazilian born player.

Certainly, Thiago Alcantara’s latest injury has exacerbated Liverpool’s need for reinforcements. But Liverpool must have known that the Spaniard would be injured at some point in the season and haven’t seen fit to bring another body in.

Whether a move for Nunes makes sense for Liverpool or not, it seems unlikely that it would happen at this stage of the summer.

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