By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

7th Apr, 2023 | 4:00pm

Sources: Liverpool still working on signing Matheus Nunes as new price tag revealed

Liverpool are still pushing to sign Matheus Nunes this summer despite Wolves removing his release clause, sources have told Football Insider.

The Reds are big admirers of the 24-year-old midfielder and tried to sign him last summer before they were beaten to his signature by Wolves.

Wolves signed Nunes for a club-record £38million in 2022 and the Portugal international signed a five-year contract at Molineux that included a £44million release clause.

It has now been reported by The Mirror that Wolves have removed that particular clause from Nunes’ contract, allowing them to dictate a new price for him this summer.

However, Julen Lopetegui’s side remain realistic about their chances of keeping hold of Nunes while the club is in a relegation battle, and it is understood that a bid of £50million would be accepted.

Despite arriving for a hefty fee last summer, Nunes has failed to settle down at Wolevs this season.

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He has made 30 appearances for the club this season but failed to score.

After playing the full 90 minutes in six of Wolevs’ first eight Premier League games this season, Nunes has fallen down the pecking order and seen his game time reduced.

As a result, he has played a full 90-minute match just once in the last eight league fixtures.

Lopetegui praised Nunes and insisted Wolves are ‘happy with him’ back in February.

“He’s strong, he’s potent and he has a good quality,” said Lopetegui. “Maybe he has to improve a little bit his finishing – he can do it – but we are happy with him.”

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