Newcastle still want Darwin Nunez
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Report: Newcastle still want to sign Darwin Nunez this summer

Newcastle still want Darwin Nunez, with the Sunday People (22/5; page 50) reporting that the Magpies are not giving up on a move despite the striker only wanting to join a Champions League club this summer.

There is a good feeling around Newcastle right now. Eddie Howe’s men have comfortably stayed up and are looking up the table after a superb second-half of the campaign.

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Their business in January was absolutely pivotal in ensuring that they stayed up. So there will be plenty of excitement for what they may do over the summer months.

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Certainly, the fans will be expecting at least one new striker to come in. And one of the names on their radar is Nunez.

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Nunez has enjoyed an unbelievable campaign with Benfica. He has scored 34 goals in all competitions, including 26 in the league and six in the Champions League.

He looks set to leave this summer. And there are a raft of European heavyweights chasing his signature.

Reports have claimed that Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham are among the clubs keen on the 22-year-old.

Newcastle obviously have the means to battle with most. But the Magpies do face a problem. Nunez wants Champions League football next year.

However, the Sunday People (22/5; page 50) reports that Newcastle are not giving up on signing Nunez despite the fact that they will not be in Europe next season. Howe wants two top stri

Newcastle still want Darwin Nunez

Newcastle have already made some statements in the market. The signings of Kieran Trippier and Bruno Guimaraes were huge for their fortunes. Meanwhile, signing Chris Wood for big money was also a statement of their intent – even if the move has not been an overwhelming success.

So it will certainly alert Newcastle’s rivals that they still want Nunez, who has been labelled ‘world-class‘. Previous reports claimed that Benfica could even demand £110 million for the striker.

It would be a surprise if anyone went near that figure this summer. But Newcastle’s big strength in the race is the finances that they can put on the table.

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