Manchester City are readying an audacious triple player swap as they look to add Matheus Nunes to their side in the summer.
The Citizens are keen to add another midfielder this summer, with Fernandinho out of contract and now 36 years old, leaving Rodri as the only deep-lying midfielder in the squad.
And that man could well be Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes, whose eye-catching performances in the Liga NOS have not gone unnoticed by Europe's elite.
The 23-year-old has provided 2 goals and 2 assists in 27 appearances for Sporting this season, and given the ease with which the last two imports from that division have settled (In Luis Diaz and Bruno Fernandes), there would be few worries about whether this form would translate into the English top flight.
City in pole position
And, by virtue of their assets, City may well already be in pole position. Reports suggest that they could be ready to offer 40 million euros, plus permanent moves for Pedro Porro, Ante Palaversa and Talles Magno, all of whom are contracted to the Manchester Club but currently away on loan.
Porro is in fact on loan at Sporting, and has been a brilliant performer for the side so far as they sit six points off league leaders Benfica, having appeared 17 times for the Portuguese outfit.
Whether the addition of three youngsters will be enough to persuade Sporting to part with their most talented player remains to be seen, but it seems as if his future lies away from the club he has been at since 2019 either this summer or in summers to come.