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Man United and Chelsea among European heavyweights eyeing Benfica striker

Nunez has 24 goals in 24 games in the Primeira Liga this season

Picture Courtesy of : Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Darwin Nunez during Benfica vs Barcelona in the Champions League

Darwin Nunez during Benfica vs Barcelona in the Champions League

Benfica striker Darwin Nunez is being eyed by some of the biggest clubs in Europe, most notably Manchester United, PSG and Chelsea, according to The Athletic.

 

The Uruguayan has been prolific in front of goal for the Portuguese side, netting an incredible 24 in as many league games. He also scored Benfica’s only goal in their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Liverpool.

Benfica are believed to be willing to cash in on the 22-year-old, with a price tag of €70m quoted. Currently both English giants Chelsea and Manchester United are said to be keen, but United’s pursuit of the Uruguayan will depend on who they appoint as their new permanent manager. 

 

Chelsea, meanwhile, have bigger things to worry about as the club are nearing a takeover after current owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK government, due to which the Russian oligarch was forced to put his club up for sale.

 

Another club favourite to sign the striker are Paris Saint-Germain. The French giants have some decisions to make in the summer, as club and league top-scorer Kylian Mbappe is said to be Real Madrid-bound and chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi will be under pressure to replace the mercurial forward. 

 

There were reports about West Ham failing with a deadline-day bid to prise the striker away from Benfica in January, and it remains to be seen whether David Moyes rekindles his interest come summer.

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