Manchester City might have completed a deal for Jeremy Doku from Rennes but the Premier League champions aren't done in the transfer window.
As revealed previously, the Cityzens are targeting a move for Matheus Nunes, the Wolves midfielder whom Pep Guardiola praised when City faced him at his former club Sporting CP in the UEFA Champions League.
Guardiola's side have already submitted a bid for the Portuguese talent worth roughly $60M but that offer was rejected by Wolves. Personal terms have been agreed with the player and while Manchester City are preparing to return with a new offer, the midfielder has taken drastic measures into his own hands.
According to the Athletic, the 25-year-old has gone on strike at the Molineaux Stadium in order to force an Etihad Stadium switch. The player has refused to train and has informed the Midlands club of his desire to leave.
The club, however, will not budge on their demands and will accept nothing but their valuation being met. As for the player, Wolves are exploring disciplinary measures but will reintegrate the player should a move fail to materialize.
The Cityzens are in desperate need of a midfielder following Ilkay Gundogan's exit. While Mateo Kovacic has begun life with the English champions well, the serious hamstring injury to Kevin de Bruyne means an extra body is needed.
The treble winners were initially exploring a deal for West Ham ace Lucas Paqueta but were forced to abandon that pursuit after an FA betting probe was opened into the Brazilian.
It will be interesting to see how his transfer saga unfolds given that we are only three days away from Deadline Day. As for the players, they remain focused on the season, having kicked things off with three consecutive wins, beating Burnley, Newcastle, and Sheffield United.