Chelsea set to make offer today for 'one of the best in the world'

Report: Chelsea set to make £43m offer today for player Pep Guardiola described as ‘one of the best in the world’

Reports from Portugal suggest that Chelsea are set to make an offer for Matheus Nunes today.

According to A Bola, the Blues are prepared to table a bid for the Sporting Lisbon star in the region of £43m.

The lack of transfer activity will no doubt be beginning to worry the Stamford Bridge faithful, with the club being the only top six side yet to make a signing.

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The 23-year-old central midfielder has become an essential part of Sporting Lisbon’s midfield, putting himself on the map following the club’s impressive Champions League campaign.

While their run came to an end at the hands of Manchester City, he managed to individually catch the eye of Pep Guardiola, who described him as ‘one of the best in the world’.

Chelsea want Matheus Nunes

A Bola reported that fellow Premier League side Wolves have had a long-running interest in the Portugal international, however have failed to table a bid as of yet.

The report goes on to say that the player prefers a move to West London, with the offer of Champions League football a clear benefit in joining the Blues.

Nunes was part of Sporting’s league winning side in 2021, whilst also featuring in back-to-back cup wins and the Portuguese Super Cup earlier this year.

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While he doesn’t provide a regular goal threat, his ability to keep possession makes him a perfect fit for what the Blues want in their midfielder, with his dribbling ability similar to that of Mateo Kovacic.

The need for a midfielder may not be the most obvious requirement at the club however, with the return of Conor Gallagher bringing more competition to an already stacked position, with it being normal for one of N’golo Kante, Jorginho and Kovacic missing out last season.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released