Wolves face rival Premier League interest in Matheus Cunha

Cunha has plenty of options
Cunha has plenty of options / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

Wolves will have to fend off interest from rival Premier League sides if they are to complete a deal to sign Atletico Madrid's Matheus Cunha, 90min understands.

As revealed earlier this month, Wolves were hopeful of striking a double deal with Atletico to land both defender Felipe and striker Cunha, the latter of whom is expected to leave Spain on a loan deal with a view to a permanent exit.

Cunha is interested in working with Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui but sources have confirmed to 90min that he wants to explore all his options before making a final decision.

Indeed, Cunha's representatives have been contacted by Aston Villa, Everton and Leeds, all of whom are actively trying to strike a deal for the Brazilian.

In searching for a new club, Cunha's entourage have also offered the 23-year-old to Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Newcastle United, and thanks to the club-friendly nature of the deal, many of the sides contacted have yet to rule out a move.

Atletico are desperate to offload Cunha's wages and would be prepared to sanction a loan move, which has piqued the interest of a number of teams ahead of the January transfer window.

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Cunha joined Atletico from Hertha BSC in 2021 for a fee of around €26m. He looked like a hit initially, racking up six goals and six assists in his debut La Liga season, but he has failed to maintain that momentum.

Indeed, before the break for the World Cup, Cunha failed to score in 17 appearances for Atletico, although just two of those outings came as a starter.

Manager Diego Simeone has preferred the trio of Alvaro Morata, Antoine Griezmann and Angel Correa in attack this season, leaving Cunha free to pursue a move elsewhere.