Manchester United are set to face Liverpool for the signing of Benfica striker Darwin Nunez, sources told ESPN.
United are looking for a young forward this summer and 22-year-old Nunez tops the list.
Liverpool have also expressed interest, and sources told ESPN that United will not be shutting down, even if it means facing Anfield.
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According to sources, Nez is looking forward to regular Champions League football that will keep Liverpool ahead of the race, but United are confident he is likely to move to Old Trafford.
Sources told ESPN that Benfica’s assessment was a problem for both United and Liverpool.
The Portuguese side initially quoted more than 110m for the Uruguayan international, although it appears that bids over £ 80m will be taken seriously, following in the footsteps of Nez, who has a contract until 2025. Waiting
Sources told ESPN that several Spanish clubs are also keeping an eye on the situation.
According to sources, Liverpool have not yet made a bid for Nunez, who scored 34 goals in 41 games last season, and Sadio Mane will be reluctant to join United in a bid to join Bayern Munich. Seal one step.
Sources told ESPN that United have made it a priority to strengthen their forward line and midfield in the summer window before bringing in reinforcements for defense.
They are also seeing Christopher Nkunku at RB Leipzig.
United have been described as having a “big” budget to work with this summer, but the club has distanced itself from Ralph Ranginik’s suggestion while he was the interim boss, should he move on to the new season. Can sign up. 10 players.
Eric Ten Haag is eager to bring in new faces, but has also been told that he will need to add more players to his team.
The Dutchman is on leave but members of the first squad will return to work before returning to precision training on June 27.