Manchester City are reportedly confident that they can beat Liverpool to the signing of Matheus Nunes, with a €60m (£52m) offer currently on the table.
The Reds have been linked with the 24-year-old for most of the summer, yet Liverpool are now close to missing out on another transfer target to a Premier League rival in City.
Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia both joined Chelsea whilst Mason Mount sign for Manchester United at the start of the window, and now, Liverpool could miss out on Nunes to City.
Indeed, with Liverpool in the market for a midfielder, losing out on Nunes is another major blow for the Reds, with the Portuguese international an ideal addition for Jurgen Klopp’s ranks.
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Liverpool’s interest in Nunes has lasted the good part of 18 months, yet once again, the Reds will miss out on a midfield target to a Premier League rival, this time in the form of City.
The Manchester giants have done well to wait until the end of the window to move for Nunes, with the former Sporting Lisbon star a player who can thrive under Pep Guardiola.
Moreover, City’s pursuit for Nunes once again weakens Liverpool’s position in the market, with options once again limited for the Reds to make one final midfield signing.