Man City ‘lead Newcastle and Tottenham in £34m transfer race for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes’

MANCHESTER CITY are in pole position to land the signature of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes, according to reports.

The Premier League champions will be looking to bolster their midfield at the end of the season as Fernandinho prepares to leave the Etihad.

Pep Guardiola will want to add even more competition in the middle of the park to go with the likes of Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin de Bruyne and Bernardo Silva.

One midfielder Man City have identified as a summer target is Sporting star Nunes, it's claimed.

The 23-year-old Brazilian has made 99 appearances for the Portuguese outfit since joining from Estoril in 2019.

During his time with the club, he has scored seven goals and provided eight assists.

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According to CM Journal, Man City are willing to offer Sporting £34million for the young midfielder.

However, they will wait until the end of the season to formally submit a bid.

Tottenham and Newcastle have also been rumoured as two clubs interested in Nunes.

But if City can land his signature then they would have already conducted some superb transfer business this summer.

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Earlier this week, the English champions announced the arrival of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

The 21-year-old Norwegian has agreed a deal to join the Sky Blues for just £51m.

City are closing in on a fourth Premier League title in five seasons, holding a three-point lead over Liverpool with just two games remaining.

And they are already threatening to be an even more frightening proposition next year, with the arrival of Haaland and potential acquisition of Nunes a concern for all of their Prem rivals.

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