Manchester City eye £40m Premier League midfielder

Manchester City are looking to strengthen their midfield this summer.

Manchester City lost Ilkay Gundogan on a free transfer during the current window.

They are also looking to loan Kalvin Phillips out and will be without Kevin De Bruyne for several months after the Belgian underwent hamstring surgery following an injury on the opening day vs Burnley.

As a result, the Sky Blues’ midfield is looking a little light at present.

Now, as per The Athletic, Manchester City are exploring a deal to sign Matheus Nunes from Wolves before the summer transfer window closes.

City’s efforts to secure West Ham’s Lucas Paqueta was derailed by a Football Association (FA) investigation over potential betting breaches and the Manchester outfit are now considering a small number of candidates to fill the void and Portugal international Nunes is high among them.

It is added that Wolves’ financial position could make it difficult to resist bids of a certain level for Nunes, especially if his sale would provide funds to bolster their squad in multiple areas.

No potential transfer fee is mentioned in the report, but Nunes is valued at £40m on

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