Chelsea are reportedly ready to make their first signing of the Todd Boehly era by pressing ahead with a £43million (€50m) offer for Matheus Nunes.
According to a report from Portuguese outlet A Bola, Chelsea are ready to ‘attack’ the market and make an offer for the Sporting Lisbon midfielder.
A report in Portuguese newspaper A Bola says that a bid from Chelsea is imminent for Nunes
Wolves are said to hold an interest in Nunes but the report says that a switch to Molineux ‘doesn’t appeal’, leaving the door open for Chelsea to plot their move.
Interestingly Nunes is a client of Jorge Mendes’ Gestifute agency and it was Mendes who reportedly met with Boehly recently with the topic of a move for Cristiano Ronaldo on the agenda.
New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly recently met with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes, who also looks after business affairs for Nunes
Thomas Tuchel has not made a single addition so far this summer despite interest in defender Jules Kounde, Raheem Sterling and Raphinha, as well as growing talk around Cristiano Ronaldo and now Nunes.
New Chelsea owner Boehly wants to make an immediate impact on the club this summer and Nunes would represent a smart piece of business in freshening up the club’s midfield options.
Nunes is highly rated and Pep Guardiola once described him as one of the best in the world
The 23-year-old central midfielder dazzled in last season’s Champions League and shone so bright that Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola even singled him out for praise.
‘Sporting are a fantastic team, they are the champions of Portugal, which have a very strong league, with Porto and Benfica, they change the ball well, they have fast and intelligent players,’ Guardiola said.
‘I would say that Matheus Nunes is one of the best players in the world today.’
Chelsea are desperate to freshen their team up this summer in a bid to close the gap on Man City and Liverpool.