Report: West Ham make late Darwin Nunez bid, but he could cost £45m
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Report: West Ham make late Darwin Nunez bid, but he could cost £45m

West Ham United have stepped up their interest in Darwin Nunez, with the Daily Mail reporting that a bid has now been launched for the 22-year-old.

The Hammers could be one of the sides to watch in the final hours of the January transfer window. They have been linked with club-record bids for the likes of Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha.

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And it would appear that they may have to be prepared to go to similar lengths if they hope to pull off a dramatic late move for Nunez.

The Daily Mail reports that a bid has now been made. Benfica value the Uruguayan at £45 million with the youngster already on 20 goals for the season.

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It is noted that a move may be difficult to complete. Nunez is currently away on international duty, and Benfica will also be wary of letting him go with time running out to find a replacement.

West Ham need to act quickly to leave Hammers with best chance of Darwin Nunez deal

It seems obvious to say, but West Ham need to get a move on. But it appears that a deadline on landing Nunez could come even sooner. They need to leave Benfica with enough time to bring a striker in themselves.

That may perhaps suggest that we may not have to wait too long to learn if West Ham have any realistic chance of a deal on Monday. It would certainly be a huge statement if David Moyes could bring him to the London Stadium.

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