Manchester City central midfield target Matheus Nunes has reportedly gone on strike at Wolves after failing to turn up to training for the past two days.
The 25-year-old has agreed personal terms with Pep Guardiola’s men and wants to play Champions League football this season after arriving at Molineux from Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon last summer.
Matheus Nunes set for Man City switch
According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, there is a feeling that a deal will be completed before the deadline slams shut on Friday despite City having an opening offer of $60m turned down by Wolves.
🚨 Matheus Nunes has stopped training with Wolves + expressed wish to join Man City. #WWFC rejected €55m #MCFC bid & plan to stand firm unless valuation met. 25yo will face disciplinary action + be reintegrated post-window if no deal struck @TheAthleticFC https://t.co/5frO5pnF0U
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) August 28, 2023
The Midlanders have remained firm about their stance over Nunes and are reportedly interested in accepting a similar fee that also includes young central midfielder Tommy Doyle on a permanent deal. However, City would prefer to only include Doyle on a season-long loan.
With Kevin De Bruyne out injured, and a move for Lucas Paqueta dead in the water due to an ongoing investigation by the FA into alleged betting breaches he made last season, City are likely to make a second bid for Nunes in the next 24 hours as the clock ticks down in the summer transfer window.