Skip to content

Matheus Nunes: Man City agree £53m deal with Wolves for transfer of midfielder

Man City will pay £53m for the transfer of Matheus Nunes, more than originally agreed; City youngster Tommy Doyle will go to Wolves on an initial loan with a £4.3m (€5m) option and a significant sell-on clause; Chelsea have enquired over signing Cole Palmer from City

Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes

Manchester City have agreed a £53m deal with Wolves for the transfer of midfielder Matheus Nunes.

The deal is a club record sale for Wolves, with the fee higher than the £47m verbally agreed on Wednesday.

Man City will pay more than originally stated, but with a different payment structure.

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player

Highlights from the match between Sheffield United and Manchester City in the Premier League

There are no add-ons, besides a 10 per cent sell on fee on any future profit City make on Nunes.

With paperwork now agreed and in its final stages, Nunes has been given permission to travel to Manchester to have a medical.

Wolves signed the Portugal international for a club-record £42m from Sporting Lisbon last summer.

In a separate deal, 21-year-old Tommy Doyle will have a medical at Wolves ahead of a season-long loan, which includes a £4.3m (€5m) option to buy.

Also See:

City would hold a 50 per cent sell on fee for any profit Wolves make on the midfielder.

Chelsea close to finalising deal for City's Palmer

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player

As Chelsea move closer to finalising an agreement with Manchester City's Cole Palmer, Paul Merson says that City doesn't see them as a threat considering the potential transfer.

Chelsea are close to finalising an agreement with Manchester City for the permanent signing of forward Cole Palmer.

One source has told Sky Sports News Palmer is expected to have a medical on Thursday.

The deal is worth in the region of £40m. Should the deal go through it would take the spending at Chelsea under the Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital ownership to £1.02bn.

Cole Palmer celebrates after breaking the deadlock in the Community Shield with a stunning strike
Image: Cole Palmer celebrates after breaking the deadlock in the Community Shield with a stunning strike

It will also take their spending this summer alone to £435m. In over five years and 11 transfer windows under Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs only spent £412m.

Pep Guardiola has said this summer that a loan move away from the club would not suit the player, therefore a permanent switch is more likely.

Palmer played in the Premier League opener against Burnley and was on the bench for the last two games.

The 21-year-old, who scored in the Community Shield against Arsenal and UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla, is pushing for more first-team opportunities.

Follow the summer transfer window with Sky Sports

Who will be on the move in the final days of the transfer window before it closes at 11pm on Friday September 1 in England and midnight in Scotland?

Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news and rumours in our dedicated Transfer Centre blog on Sky Sports' digital platforms. You can also catch up with the ins, outs and analysis on Sky Sports News.

Win £250,000 with Super 6!
Win £250,000 with Super 6!

Correctly predict six scorelines to win £250,000 for free with Super 6. Entries by 3pm Saturday.

Around Sky