Liverpool are still monitoring Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes, according to Sky Germany journalist Florian Plettenberg.
While the Reds are believed to be interested in the Portuguese international, Plettenberg claims that the likes of Wolves and Manchester City are more likely to make a formal bid:
❗️X News Matheus #Nunes: Been told that Wolverhampton is the most interested club at this stage. #MCFC is still in. #LFC keeps an eye on him but it’s not very hot. Sporting will be open for offers around €35m + resale participation in the future. @SkySportDE 🇵🇹
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) August 12, 2022
As Plettenberg also points out, Sporting may be willing to sell Nunes for only €35m (£29.6m) as long as a sell-on clause is included in the contract.
For that price, it is surprising that Jurgen Klopp’s side are not keener on making a move for the 23-year-old. When the Merseyside club were linked with the player in the Portuguese media, the asking price was said to be closer to €50m (£42.3m), including add-ons.
Surprisingly, Chelsea (who were also credited as potential suitors), were not even mentioned by Plettenberg, suggesting that Liverpool could have a clearer run than anticipated to secure Nunes’s services. At the moment, though, the Reds are not expected to make an offer this summer.