'Full agreement': Wolves now set to sign £42m star after claims Chelsea were leading race to sign him

Fabrizio Romano has claimed on Twitter that Wolves have reached a full agreement over the signing of Matheus Nunes.

The Sporting Lisbon man had been linked with a number of elite sides, with Chelsea one of the teams interested in striking a deal.

Liverpool were another top side who registered interest in a deal, with their need for a new midfielder on show again in their draw against Crystal Palace last night.

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Despite interest from all around Europe, the Blues were reported to be leading the race for his signature earlier in the window.

However, Romano has reported that it’s Wolves who’ve won the race for the 23-year-old, with them adding yet another Portuguese midfielder to their ranks.

Wolves win race for Nunes

He said: “Matheus Nunes has accepted Wolves proposal, here we go! Full agreement finally completed also on personal terms, €50m fee [add-ons included] was already agreed 24h ago with Sporting. 

“Medical scheduled in England in order to get it signed. Huge signing for Wolves.”

A midfielder has not been at the top of the list for Thomas Tuchel’s side this summer, with them welcoming back Conor Gallagher to compete with the already established strong central options.

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However, if they are to make an addition in the position, it is likely to be Frenkie de Jong, should he finally accept Barcelona’s wishes for him to leave this summer.

The Blues have reportedly announced their interest in making a bid to Barcelona, although they will only do so if they receive indication from the player that he would be willing to consider their offer.

If any signings are still to be made this summer, it is likely to be the defensive reinforcement of Wesley Fofana, as well as potentially make the shock signing of winger Anthony Gordon from Everton.

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