Liverpool are keen on signing reported Arsenal target Darwin Nunez if recent reports are to be believed.
The Gunners are keen to sign at least one striker this summer, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaving during the January transfer window, whilst Alexandre Lacazette is also set to depart at the end of the month when his contract at the club expires. football.london understands that Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City and AS Roma frontman Tammy Abraham are two names on the club’s shortlist of profiles, and technical director Edu has held talks with the former’s representatives in recent months.
Another name linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium is Benfica youngster Nunez and transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claimed that the north London club contacted the player’s agent earlier this year. “Another player, Darwin Nunez. An important goal against Ajax in the Champions League. Important striker, he has scored a lot of goals, he has this kind of mentality from Uruguay, he is a fighter and a very good player,” said Romano on his Here We Go podcast back in March.
READ MORE: Arsenal defender set for European loan spell as first deal of summer transfer window is decided
“Arsenal also had contacts with his agent in January, so let’s see what happens because also West Ham wanted him.” Adding, “Darwin Nunez could be one of the possibilities with Jonathan David. Arsenal are in the process, but they will take their time.”
Now, The Times have reported that Liverpool are ‘interested’ in signing Nunez, with the Uruguayan international scoring home and away against Jurgen Klopp’s side in the quarter-finals of last season’s UEFA Champions League. Bayern Munich are said to be keen to sign Reds forward Sadio Mane, who has just under 13 months remaining on his contract at Anfield, whilst Nunez is reportedly seen as a potential replacement for the Senegalese frontman.
Speaking about his future in Merseyside last week, Mane said: “Isn’t it between 60 to 70% of Senegalese want me to leave Liverpool? I will do what they want. We will see soon! The future will tell us.”