Liverpool have reached an agreement on own terms with Benfica striker Darwin Nunez, The Athletic understands.
On Wednesday, it was revealed that Liverpool experienced entered into talks with the Portuguese club and would have to crack their transfer report to indicator Nunez. They have now moved a stage nearer to securing his signature.
Resources point out that nothing at all has been signed with the player and that there is no agreement in spot between the clubs. Any deal Benfica do to market Nunez is anticipated to be well worth close to €100 million (£85.5 million) in total.
Discussions are thought to be ongoing over the structure of the deal. Benfica are considered to want all around €80 million assured with a more €20 million in general performance connected include-ons they deem to be sensible.
Jurgen Klopp is a large admirer of the Uruguayan striker as the club concentrate on a alternative for Sadio Mane, who is envisioned to be a part of Bayern Munich.
Liverpool rejected a next bid for Mane from the German aspect on Wednesday really worth £30 million.
Liverpool consider Nunez, who scored 34 ambitions in 41 appearances for Benfica in 2021-22, would be the fantastic suit in phrases of his design and his means to engage in out huge and as a result of the center.
Benfica purchased Nunez from Almeria for €24 million in 2020 and the Spanish club would be entitled to 20 for each cent of any income if as envisioned the attacker moves on this summertime.
The 22-12 months-previous impressed Klopp and his team when he scored in opposition to Liverpool in each legs of their Champions League quarter-remaining.
Prior to April’s 3-3 attract at Anfield, Klopp explained: “Extremely very good hunting boy, huh? And a first rate participant as nicely. Definitely great. I knew ahead of, of program, but he performed very considerably in entrance of me with his difficult battles with Ibrahima Konate.
“He was bodily robust, speedy, was calm about his end. I usually say in these predicaments if he is wholesome, it’s a huge profession ahead of him.”
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