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Matheus Nunes of Wolves in action against Wolves.

Chelsea to rival Liverpool for the signature of Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes

According to The Telegraph, Chelsea are set to rival Liverpool for the signature of Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Matheus Nunes in the summer.

A few weeks ago, it was reported in The Telegraph that Liverpool are interested in Nunes and will look to strike a deal with Wolves in the coming summer.

Now, the 24-year-old has admirers at Chelsea as well. The club will challenge Liverpool for his signature when he comes to the market after just one season with the west Midlands club.

Chelsea are interested in Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes.
Chelsea set to rival Liverpool for midfielder Matheus Nunes.

The Reds were close to signing Nunes last summer, but he eventually went to Wolves from Sporting Lisbon for £38m. He is set to cost around £44m in the coming summer.

Along with Nunes, Chelsea have other midfield targets lined up. They are still in the race to sign Moises Caicedo this month, while a summer interest in Declan Rice is there. They are figuring out a way to get Enzo Fernandez from Benfica as well. Everton’s Amadou Onana has been the latest on that list.

Chelsea will target the bolstering of their central midfield department now and in the summer. With Jorginho leaving and N’Golo Kante’s injury woes not relenting, the Blues are short in that area.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Brazilian midfielder Matheus Nunes (L) vies with Manchester United's Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes (R) during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on December 31, 2022. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications
Nunes is among the many midfielders linked with Chelsea. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

As a result of that, Graham Potter had to play youngster Lewis Hall in midfield alongside Jorginho against Liverpool at Anfield. That cannot be served for a long-term purpose.

Nunes is a quality player who carries the ball from midfield expertly, is a good passer, has a good recovery pace in defensive transition and has a goal or two in him. He is an all-action midfield player.

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Let’s see what the market looks like in the summer and make a move for him accordingly. Moreover, business taking place now could also impact the dealings Chelsea can do in five months’ time.

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