Liverpool 'launch £85m Darwin Nunez transfer bid' as they look to beat Man Utd and Newcastle to Benfica sensation | The Sun

LIVERPOOL have launched an £85million bid for highly rated Benfica forward Darwin Nunez, according to reports.

Jurgen Klopp's domestic double Reds are looking to beat fellow Premier League sides Manchester United and Newcastle to Nunez's signature.

And according to Record, Liverpool have offered the Portuguese side big money to sign the player.

An offer believed to be around £85m has been launched by Liverpool.

Such a move would see Nunez become Liverpool's biggest ever transfer, surpassing Virgil van Dijk's £75m move from Southampton in 2018.

However, the Daily Mail claim Liverpool have not yet made a bid.

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The Reds are hoping to beat Prem rivals Man Utd and Newcastle to Nunez's signature with both holding a strong interest in the player.

Nunez would also be playing Champions League football on Merseyside, something neither United or Newcastle can offer.

Klopp was able to see the player in action first hand.

Liverpool knocked Benfica out in the quarter-finals of the Champions League 6-4 on aggregate, but striker Nunez scored two over both legs.

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Nunez also saw two goals chalked off for offside in the second leg, which could've completed a hat-trick at Anfield.

On Nunez, Klopp said: "Extremely good looking boy, huh? And a decent player as well.

"Really good, really good. I knew before, of course, but he played pretty much in front of me with his tough battles with Ibrahima Konate.

“He was physically strong, quick, was calm around his finish. Good, really good.

"I always say in these situations if he is healthy, it’s a big career ahead of him.”

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