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Sporting Lisbon are planning to sell alleged Newcastle United target Matheus Nunes for a fee in the region of £9 million after the midfielder joined forces with super-agent Jorge Mendes, as reported by MaisFutebol

With Nunes becoming the latest pedigree horse in the Gestifute stable, how long until Wolverhampton Wanderers are linked with one of the most talented youngsters in Portuguese football? 

Until then, however, it is another Premier League club showing an interest with Wolves yet to enter the discussion. 

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Record reported in February that Newcastle had made a bid for the 22-year-old Nunes. At the time, Sporting had no interest in selling a player who had a part to play in their quest for a first Primeira Liga crown in two decades. 

The story could be different when summer rolls in, however. 

Sporting are unbeaten in their 28 league games and seven points clear in top spot. And according to MaisFutebol, Los Leoes will be far happier to discuss the future of their highly-rated Brazilian when a grueling campaign comes to an end. 

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Sporting are expecting to sell Nunes for a fee of around £9 million and plan to use the proceeds to fund a permanent switch for loan star Joao Mario. 

Nunes has now linked up with Jorge Mendes, the Iberian super-agent who has brought James Rodriguez, Diogo Jota, Ruben Dias, Bernardo Silva, Fabinho and more to the Premier League in the past.  

A technically-gifted attacking midfielder renowned for his dribbling skills, Nunes could be a replacement for Arsenal loanee Joe Willock at Newcastle. 

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