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Football News : Liverpool 'still keeping tabs on Matheus Nunes despite Wolves move'

Despite the midfielder Matheus Nunes' club-record transfer to Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer, Liverpool is apparently still keeping an eye on him. The 24-year-old completed his high-profile transfer from Sporting Lisbon to Molineux last month for an estimated sum of roughly £38 million €45M plus £4.2M, €5M in add-ons.

The midfielder has started Wolves' last four Premier League games after they beat out competition from teams like Liverpool and Chelsea to sign him to a five-year contract. Portuguese news outlet UOL believes that Jurgen Klopp's team is still interested in the eight-cap Portugal international despite his move to Wolves.

According to the article, Julian Ward, the new sporting director at Liverpool, and the midfielder's agent Jorge Mendes have a "increasingly intimate and trusted relationship," which may work in their favour if they decide to engage into discussions.

Liverpool initially decided against hiring a new midfielder earlier this summer, but the club ultimately made the decision to do so late in the transfer season due to their growing list of midfield-related injuries.

The Reds completed the season-long loan signing of Juventus' Arthur Melo on deadline day rather than spending big money on key targets like Nunes. The 26-year-old is available to Liverpool for £32.5 million (€37.5 million) in the summer of 2023, but a recent report claims that the Reds would be willing to let the Brazilian depart in January if they intend to sign a new midfielder.

According to UOL, Klopp's team does want to spend extensively on a new midfielder in 2023, and Nunes is one of at least three players who have been identified as potential candidates.

Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund and Enzo Fernandez of Benfica are two further players that Liverpool is rumoured to be seriously watching.

In the upcoming two transfer windows, Bellingham, 19, is expected to become one of the most sought-after midfielders, with Liverpool up against teams like Manchester United, Manchester City, and Real Madrid.

Liverpool is reportedly in the lead in the hunt to sign the England international, but the Reds may need to pay at least £100 million to wrest him away from Dortmund.

While Fernandez only recently transferred from River Plate to Benfica in July, UOL claims that the 21-year-old is "on the rise" at Liverpool and that they will monitor his progress with the Portuguese powerhouses.

Joao Gomes, a midfielder for Flamengo, has also been connected to Liverpool, and one rumour claims that the English club is planning to make a bid for the 21-year-old in either January or the summer of 2019.

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  • Released : 16-Sep-2022

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