Man Utd and Newcastle lead Darwin Nunez transfer battle with Premier League pair 'closest to signing Benfica striker' | The Sun

Man Utd and Newcastle lead Darwin Nunez transfer battle with Premier League pair 'closest to signing Benfica striker' | The Sun

June 7, 2022

MANCHESTER UNITED and Newcastle are reportedly leading the chase to sign Benfica striker Darwin Nunez.

The Uruguayan star has hit the headlines with his red-hot form this season, finding the net 32 times in all competitions.

Six of those came in the Champions League and has led to huge interest in the 22-year-old.

Both the Red Devils and Magpies have been linked with a move for the ace for several months.

And Arsenal and French giants Paris Saint-Germain are also allegedly keen on the forward.

Now journalist Sebas Giovanelli has offered an update on the situation via Twitter.

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The ESPN contributor claims that United and Newcastle “are bidding” for the hotshot and they are “closest to signing him” at present.

That comes on the back of reports claiming that Liverpool have also entered the chase for £68m-rated Nunez’s signature.

It looks increasingly likely that the Reds will lose Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich, leaving Jurgen Klopp looking for a replacement in his attack.

Nunez scored home and away against Liverpool in last season's Champions League quarter-finals – giving the Anfield club a first-hand look at his talents.

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Benfica are hoping to use interest in their prized-asset to spark a bidding war.

Nunez is believed to covet Champions League football next season which could hand Liverpool the edge over United.

However, this fresh report suggests that both Old Trafford chief Erik ten Hag and Toon's Eddie Howe appear to be in pole position ahead of their rivals.

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