By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

19th Mar, 2023 | 8:30am

Sources: Liverpool in pole position to sign 24-yr-old with same agent as Darwin Nunez

Liverpool are favourites to sign Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes this summer, sources have told Football Insider.

The Reds are long-term admirers of the 24-year-old midfielder and are ready to move for him at the end of the season despite only joining Wolves last year.

Liverpool are in pole position to sign Nunes and are prepared to do more business with Gestifute, the agency company that also oversaw Darwin Nunez’s £64.2million move to Anfield.

Football Insider sources revealed on Friday (17 March) that Wolves would be forced to slash their £50m asking price for Nunes down to £30-40m if relegated.

Nunes joined Wolves in a club-record £42.2million move from Sporting Lisbon last summer but the Portugal international has struggled to settle into the Premier League.

He has made 29 appearances for Wolves across all competitions but scored and assisted just once for Julen Lopetegui’s side.

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During Wolves’ league clash with Leeds United on Saturday afternoon, Nunes was shown a red card by referee Michael Salisbury despite being on the sidelines as an unused substitute.

Nunes was visibly angry at the decision to award Rodrigo’s late goal in the 4-2 loss and had to be held back by teammates before being sent off deep into injury time.

It is a stark contrast from his form at Lisbon last season when Nunes appeared in 50 matches throughout the campaign and contributed to nine goals.

Despite his poor form at Wolves, Jurgen Klopp remains a big fan of Nunes and is keen to bring him to Anfield in the summer as part of his midfield rebuild.

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