Matheus Nunes has gone on strike to try and force through a move from Wolves to Manchester City, talkSPORT understands.
The Portuguese midfielder has been refusing to train with Wolves since the back end of last week.
Nunes is determined to leave WolvesGetty
Wolves are demanding at least £60million to sell Nunes having rejected City’s opening offer of £47m last week.
Nunes played no part in Wolves’ 1-0 victory at Everton last weekend having picked up a red card in their previous outing, a 4-0 defeat at home to Brighton.
The reigning Premier League champions have until Friday at 11pm to complete the signing of Nunes.
Should the move fail to go through it’s likely the player will face disciplinary action from Wolves.
He joined Wolves from Sporting Lisbon in a £42million deal, signing a five-year contract with an option to a further 12 months.
Nunes scored one and assisted one goal in 34 Premier League appearances for Wolves last season.
City, who enjoyed a treble-winning season last term, and are looking to strengthen their squad as they begin their defence of the league, FA Cup and Champions League titles.
Midfield has become a priority area for City with Kevin De Bruyne out for up to four months after picking up a hamstring injury earlier this month.
Guardiola is looking to make another acquisition before deadline dayGetty