Date: 24th August 2023 at 2:16pm
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Manchester City will be looking for a third consecutive Premier League victory when they travel to face Sheffield United on Sunday. 

The Citizens beat Burnley 3-0 on the opening day of the new season, before battling to a 1-0 victory over Newcastle United last weekend.

But as City continue their pursuit of a fourth straight league title, they will be without manager Pep Guardiola for the visit to Bramall Lane.

The Spaniard has undergone back surgery and will be absent from the sidelines until after the international break, it was announced on Monday.

It now appears that the club have been dealt another big blow.

According to 90min, City have had an offer rejected by Wolves for midfielder Matheus Nunes.

The report claims that a £47 million bid was submitted on Thursday morning, but was immediately rejected by Wolves.

Nunes, 24, joined his current club from Portuguese side Sporting CP last summer in a deal worth around £42 million.

Nunes was sent off during Wolves’ 4-1 defeat against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday

He enjoyed a fine debut season at Molineux, making 39 appearances across all competitions as Wolves avoided relegation.

City are on the hunt for a midfielder following the departures of Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez, and Nunes has emerged as a target after a proposed move for West Ham United’s Lucas Paqueta collapsed.

The Manchester outfit had been pursuing the Hammers star before he became the subject of an FA investigation into possible betting offences.

With that in mind, the European champions are now considering alternative targets and are also eyeing Crystal Palace’s Eberechi Eze, the report claims.

Wolves have already sold fellow midfielder Ruben Neves this summer, with the Portuguese joining Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal, and the club are therefore reluctant to allow another key player to leave during the current transfer window.

It is claimed that the player is valued by his current employers at more than £60 million, however with only a week of the transfer window remaining it appears unlikely that a deal will be finalised.

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