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Report: Club now resigned to 'world-class' player leaving this summer amid interest from Liverpool

Benfica are resigned to the exit of Darwin Nunez this summer amid interest from Liverpool among other clubs.

Reports have sprung up all over that Liverpool are keen on the Uruguayan hitman, but he would likely cost a club-record fee.

The Independent claim that Benfica know Nunez will leave this summer and will let him leave as soon as someone matches their £85 million asking price.

Manchester United are also among the clubs keen, but the Reds can offer Champions League football and a settled club to slot into, with a clear philosophy.

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Benfica resigned to Nunez exit

The report reads: “Benfica are resigned to losing Nunez given the level of interest in the Uruguay international.

Although will hold out for a fee in the region of €100m (£85 million).

Liverpool are yet to formalise their interest and are understood to be reluctant to become involved in a bidding war.

A potential complication for Benfica could come if Nunez identified Liverpool as his preferred destination but the Reds did not pay the huge fee required to sign him.

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But it seems that the price tag has not put Liverpool off despite the fact that their club-record fee is the £75 million they paid to buy Virgil van Dijk.

Nunez, who has been branded as a ‘world class‘ talent by Benfica boss Jorge Jesus has been linked with a number of other clubs. 

But Liverpool should be confident in their pulling power after a hugely successful season, although it remains to be seen what Nunez does next.

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