Mario Lemina is keen on a move to Wolves despite Nice rejecting a bid for their midfielder… with manager Julen Lopetegui looking to improve his side further after the loan signing of Matheus Cunha
- Nice have rejected a bid from Wolves for their midfielder Mario Lemina
- Wolves have already strengthened with the loan arrival of Matheus Cunha
- Former Southampton player Lemina is keen on a return to the Premier League
Mario Lemina is keen to move to Wolves after Nice rejected a bid for their midfielder.
Wolves are set for a busy January and have moved for Lemina after clinching the loan signing of forward Matheus Cunha from Atletico Madrid.
Though Nice turned down the original offer, a sale is not out of the question and personal terms are not expected to be a problem if Nice do eventually accept.
Nice midfielder Mario Lemina (left) is keen on a move to Premier League side Wolves
Wolves had a bid rejected by Nice for Lemina who previously played for Southampton
It is thought Lemina could earn significantly higher wages if he returns to the Premier League.
Lemina spent four years at Southampton before joining Nice in summer 2021.
While under contract at Saints, the 29-year-old also had spells with Galatasaray and Fulham.
Since joining Nice last year, he has scored three goals in 55 appearances for the Ligue 1 side.
Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui is looking to improve his side during the January market to help them in their fight to avoid relegation.
Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui is looking to improve his side to help them avoid relegation
Their 2-1 victory over Everton on Boxing Day leaves them 18th in the table with a game in hand over West Ham who sit one point above them.2
Brazil international Cunha will join Wolves on January 1 after sealing his loan move.
Cunha told the club’s website: ‘I’m really excited to be part of this group and to be part of this club – it’s a big club.
‘I’m excited to play in the Premier League, to play in Wolverhampton, and I think the most important point is that I’m happy like a kid. ‘(Lopetegui’s) a big coach, he has a big mentality.’
Wolves have already completed the loan move of Atletico Madrid’s Matheus Cunha