Reds, Red Devils want £68m Nunez

-Ikenna Okafor

Liverpool are looking to wreck Manchester United’s transfer plans as they have reportedly joined the race to sign Benfica striker Darwin Nunez and Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips. 

The Merseysiders could be set for a busy summer in the transfer market after narrowly missing out on the Premier League and Champions League titles last month.

Liverpool enjoyed a remarkable season and were on track to land a historic quadruple up until the final week of the last campaign after winning the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup. But they finished one point behind Premier League champions Manchester City, before succumbing to Real Madrid in the European final. And Reds manager Jurgen Klopp will want to bolster his options before he attempts to win more silverware next time around.

According to The Times, Liverpool have concrete interest in Nunez, who is believed to be valued at around £68million. But they are not willing to pay over the odds for him.

Nunez was in scintillating form last season and racked-up a remarkable 34 goals in all competitions. Two of those strikes came against Klopp’s team as Benfica were dispatched by the Reds in the Champions League round of 16. The 22-year-old, who has won 10 caps for Uruguay, is reportedly being targeted by United as well. But the Red Devils could miss out on landing him as the player wants to play for a team in the Champions League.

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