Liverpool are closing in on Darwin Nunez, but Manchester United are planning a last-ditch effort to sign the Benfica striker.
With Sadio Mane''s attacker angling for a move to Bayern Munich, the Reds are likely to lose him this summer.
Liverpool want to offer a replacement for Mane, and they are now closing in on their top objective.
Jurgen Klopps men are fasting their pursuit of Benfica striker Nunez and are likely to arrive to a settlement.
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Liverpool are closing in on Darwin Nunez
On Wednesday morning, a record said Liverpool had offered a club-record 85 million deal for Nunez.
Nunez is keen on joining Liverpool after being given the chance to be like Luis Diaz in shining.
This past season, the Uruguayan scored 34 goals and four assists, becoming one of the best young strikers in the world.
Nunez, 22, is set to make his big move, but Liverpool hasn''t quite signed a deal over the line yet.
Pedro Sepulveda, a SIC Noticias journalist, has spoken with Sky Sports about Nunez''s future and has some interesting statements.
Sepulveda claims that Newcastle and Manchester United are still seeking Nunez''s signature.
Sepulveda states that Manchester United intend to meet with Jorge Mendes today to try and talk about Nunez.
The Uniteds aren''t completely satisfied, yet they appear to be heading that way.
Nunez is already thinking of playing for Liverpool, thus the race might already be ended, especially with Liverpool offering Champions League action.
Other two English clubs are interested in him, according to Sepulveda. Benfica did not receive a formal offer from any of these clubs, but I have still the knowledge that today, Manchester United will meet with Jorge Mendes, who is the new Darwin Nunez agent.
Benfica already received an official offer from Liverpool, but they want to sit with Jorge Mendes and try to see if they can still do something. This meeting is not held in England, but in another city in Europe.
The player is already contemplating playing at Anfield, so it will be so difficult to convince him to play for Newcastle or Manchester United because he wants to compete in the Champions League and with Liverpool, he can do that, according to him.
Nunez is a physical striker, meaning Liverpool would be able to use Diaz and Mohamed Salah either side of him.
But Nunez, who has also played on the left wing for Benfica, has given Liverpool some versatility in their front line if the deal goes through.