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Mané to Bayern, Liverpool turn to Nunez

Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja

Liverpool summer target and Uruguay international, Darwin Nunez, wants to move to the Merseyside club which will bring his spell at the Portuguese topflight club, Benfica, to an end.

With a convincing performance for Benfica that saw the sensational forward score 34 times in all competitions, Liverpool, whose player Sadio Mane is on the brink of switching to Bayern Munich, would ratify a deal for the Uruguayan.

Although reports revealed that the Reds are yet to bid for the player, they are on the watch not to contend with any club for the signature of Nunez.

While it has been alleged that United Boss, Erik ten Hag, practically rejigging the club squad, could swoop for the player to galvanise the Red Devils, Nunez, who scored against Liverpool in both legs of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, is valued at €100m by Benfica.

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Liverpool are shopping for possible replacements for Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, who have refused to agree to extend their contract despite having one year left to run in their present contracts.

Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp would not want a situation where the club will be starved of necessary firepower to process next season’s campaign in uncertainty and would look to welcome Nunez to Anfield.

Bayern Munich have tendered a second bid for Sadio Mane who said his decision is based on what the Senegalese want for him.

According to a transfer gossip by British media, Mane, 30, has one year left on his contract and joked that majority of people in Senegal want him to leave Anfield.

Meanwhile, Eurosport last month reported that Ten Hag was interested to bring the player to Old Trafford and has line £80million to snap the player away from Liverpool’s radar.

According to the report, United boss has two targets two priority signings. He wants to sign defender Jurrien Timber from Ajax for around £35 million, and will also pursue a bid for 22-year-old Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunez, who will cost £80m from Benfica.

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