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Liverpool ‘agree personal phrases’ with Darwin Nunez as £85m transfer edges closer

Liverpool ‘agree personal phrases’ with Darwin Nunez as Uruguayan striker’s club-record £85m transfer from Benfica strikes a stage closer with the Reds set to interchange Bayern-bound Sadio Mane of their ahead line

  • Darwin Nunez’s transfer to Liverpool has reportedly moved a stage closer
  • Reports counsel Uruguayan striker has agreed personal phrases on £85m transfer
  • Jurgen Klopp has recognized the Benfica man, 22, as alternative for Sadio Mane
  • But nothing has but been signed as membership file deal inches closer to completion 

Darwin Nunez has moved a stage closer to finishing his £85million transfer to Liverpool after personal phrases had been reportedly agreed between membership and participant.

The Reds are poised to smash their transfer file to signal the 22-year-old Uruguay and Benfica striker with the deal comprised of a £68m payment up entrance and at the least £17m in add-ons.

Nunez will fill the void left by Sadio Mane’s impending exit to Bayern Munich as Jurgen Klopp evolves his staff’s ahead line in readiness for a contemporary assault on silverware.

Liverpool have reportedly agreed personal terms with Benfica striker Darwin Nunez

Liverpool have reportedly agreed personal phrases with Benfica striker Darwin Nunez

Nunez scored 34 goals for Benfica last season, including two against Liverpool in Europe

Nunez scored 34 objectives for Benfica final season, together with two in opposition to Liverpool in Europe

The Athletic reported on Thursday that personal phrases have been agreed between Nunez and the Anfield membership however nothing has but been signed.

Negotiations over the way in which the transfer will likely be structured are ongoing however Portuguese newspapers revealed that Benfica rejected Liverpool’s preliminary provide of £60m plus £25m in bonuses.

However, the Portuguese membership got here to the negotiating desk when Liverpool elevated their up entrance determine to £68m.

The total £85m transfer payment would eclipse the £75m Liverpool paid for defender Virgil van Dijk in 2017.

The 22-year-old was also wanted by Atletico Madrid, Manchester United and Newcastle

The 22-year-old was additionally needed by Atletico Madrid, Manchester United and Newcastle 

Nunez, who can play on the left as nicely as by the center, scored six objectives within the Champions League final season, two of which got here within the quarter-finals in opposition to Liverpool and he made a major impression on Klopp.

Overall, Nunez scored 34 objectives in all competitors for Benfica final season.

Liverpool’s supervisor mentioned in April of the 22-year-old: ‘A superb trying boy, huh? And a good participant as nicely! Really good, actually good. I knew earlier than, in fact, however he performed just about in entrance of me with his powerful battles with Ibrahima Konate.

Nunez is a powerful presence up front and has become a regular for Uruguay's national team

Nunez is a strong presence up entrance and has develop into a daily for Uruguay’s nationwide staff

Sadio Mane is set to leave Anfield this summer with Bayern Munich leading the race to sign him

Sadio Mane is about to go away Anfield this summer time with Bayern Munich main the race to signal him

‘He was bodily sturdy, fast, was calm round his end. Good, actually good. I at all times say in these conditions if he’s wholesome, it is a massive career forward of him.’

Atletico Madrid, Manchester United and Newcastle had been additionally linked with strikes for Nunez this summer time, however it’s Klopp and Liverpool who’re within the driving seat.

Mane, in the meantime, was the topic of a second bid from Bayern Munich that totalled £30million on Wednesday.

Liverpool handled it the identical manner as the one they obtained over the weekend, dismissing instantly with the sensation that the provide was derisory.

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