Liverpool handed boost as Wolves star price tag could be slashed £20m

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

17th Mar, 2023 | 10:00am

Matheus Nunes: Liverpool boost as Wolves star's price tag could be slashed by £20m - Sources

Wolves would be forced to significantly slash the price tag of Liverpool target Matheus Nunes if they are relegated this season, sources have told Football Insider.

The Reds are on the hunt for midfield reinforcements this summer, and Jurgen Klopp has highlighted the 24-year-old Wolves star as a top target.

Having only signed Nunes last summer, Wolves are holding out for bids of over £50million if they were to sell to Premier League rivals, but demotion to the Championship would force them to drop their asking price to £30-40million.

Wolves sit 13th in the Premier League table but are just three points clear of the relegation zone having won just one of their last five fixtures.

Liverpool showed interest in Nunes last summer, but Wolves eventually won the race to sign the Sporting Lisbon talent for a club-record £42.2million.

The Reds continued their interest in Nunes despite his move to Wolves and even tried to lure him to Anfield in January but refused to meet Wolves’ valuation.

Nunes has only missed two games for Wolves all season, making 29 appearances across all competitions for a total of 1,703 minutes.

He is yet to score for Julen Lopetegui’s side and has recorded one assist since his summer move.

Lopetegui hailed Nunes for his versatility this season, with the Portugal international fielded in a number of positions by the Spanish coach including on the left wing.

“He is trying to adapt to this position. He has the conditions to have a good performance in this situation; he’s strong, he’s potent and he has a good quality,” said the Wolves boss.

In other news, Liverpool willing to listen to offers for 24-year-old this summer