Liverpool reignite interest in Nunes

The onus on replenishing the midfield ranks at Liverpool has never been more apparent, and the club might now turn to a former target to inject fresh life to save a fading season…

What’s the word?

Wolverhampton Wanderers completed the signing of Matheus Nunes in the summer in a club-record £42.2m deal that was considered a major coup for the club, following intense speculation that the 24-year-old could join Liverpool.

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And now, according to The Telegraph, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp and Sporting Director Julian Ward could be poised to dive back in for the Portuguese maestro, who could be available for €50m (£44m), although any move is unlikely to happen until next summer’s window.

Nunes has not quite hit the ground running since his arrival at Wolves from Sporting Lisbon, with the club languishing near the bottom of the Premier League table and

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Bitesize Prediction: Antalyaspor vs Fenerbahce – 03/01/23

Competition: Super Lig

Market: Fenerbahce win

Odds: 8/11 @ 888sport

Looking to open the New Year with a statement on the road, Fenerbahce will make the trip to Antalyaspor on Tuesday evening.

Starting with the hosts, while Antalyaspor might have impressed many across Turkey last season, Nuri Sahin’s side have largely failed to keep up that same momentum this time around. Opening up the New Year at the heart of a relegation scrap and holding just a one-point buffer from slipping into the drop zone, the Scorpions will be more than aware that they face a huge challenge on Tuesday night. Last seen signing off 2022 with another sluggish display as they were hit with a 2-0 loss away at Basaksehir, the one-time Real Madrid star has seen his side lost five of their previous six matchups across all formats. With that nightmare spell stemming all the way back to

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Spurs: Conte interested in Dumfries

Tottenham Hotspur remain interested in a deal to bring Denzel Dumfries to the Premier League in the January transfer window.

What’s the talk?

That’s according to Rudy Galetti (via Sport Witness), with the Italian journalist revealing that Antonio Conte is ‘on the hunt’ for a new right-back this winter, with Spurs’ former target for the position, Dumfries, said to have ‘never left the radar’ of the 53-year-old manager – who is now believed to be keen on the Inter Milan defender once again in January.

The reporter goes on to state that the Serie A side would be ‘willing to negotiate’ a deal for the 26-year-old next month, as long as they were to receive an offer of €30m (£27m) plus add-ons.

Absolute steal

Considering just how impressive Dumfries has been for Inter in recent seasons, coupled with Emerson

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Bitesize Prediction: Penafiel vs Academico Viseu – 31/12/22

Competition: Liga Portugal 2

Market: Academico Viseu double chance

Odds: 1/2 @ 888sport

Looking to extend on their recent purple patch on New Year’s Eve, Academico Viseu will make the trip to Penafiel on Saturday morning.

Starting with the hosts, although Penafiel might find themselves holding a commanding eight-point buffer from slipping into the drop zone, they are in the midst of what has been an extended struggle. While Filo’s side might have been last seen on December 17th claiming a 1-1 draw away at Estrela, the Reds have managed to muster just a single win from any of their last nine straight contests across all formats. With that run stemming all the way back to October 8th, the former Feirense boss has also seen his downbeat squad gain a reputation for their rather glaring issues on home soil. Last seen in front of their own supporters getting hit with

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Bitesize Prediction: Wigan vs Sunderland – 29/12/22

Competition: Championship

Market: Sunderland double chance

Odds: 8/15 @ 888sport

Looking to make it back-to-back Championship wins on Thursday night and spring an upset on the road, Sunderland will make the trip to Wigan.

Starting with the hosts, while Wigan might have made their Ligue 1 return last season, the Latics have really struggled to find much stability this time around. Opening Thursday’s fixtures sat three points adrift of safety and tipped as a leading relegation pick, new boss Kolo Toure knows that he has quite the job on his hands. Last seen on Boxing Day when putting in a nightmare display as they were hit with a 4-1 drumming away at Middlesbrough, fans around the DW Stadium should be bracing themselves for what could be another tough test here. Despite claiming a much-needed 2-1 win against fellow strugglers Blackpool prior to the World Cup break, it appears that was

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