Wolves set to lose out on yet another priority transfer target as Chelsea swoop for midfielder

Wednesday’s latest from Molinuex.

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ hellish summer transfer window could get even worse with Chelsea swooping in to emerge as front-runners for the signature of Sporting Lisbon’s Matheus Nunes.

That’s according to Portuguese outlet A Bola who claim the Blues are preparing a bid in the region of €45million for the midfielder as they look to steal the signing from under Wolves’ feet.

After putting the brakes on a move for Joao Palhinha and allowing him to move to Fulham, the gold and black can ill-afford to allow another transfer target to head elsewhere.

Nunes looked to be Bruno Lage’s number one priority in this window with Wolves reportedly willing to spend up to €50million - the same as what Chelsea are now ready to offer on the 23-year-old.

If it comes down to a bidding war, there won’t be many confident that Wanderers will come out on top and with it already rumoured that Nunes wanted a move to a team of a ‘more superior level’ - Lage could be in for a losing battle.

Aside from Hwang Hee-chan and the re-signing of Joao Moutinho, Wolves are yet to land a permanent deal this summer despite allowing several players to leave the club.

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