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Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd target Darwin Nunez responds to transfer links


Darwin Nunez has responded to reward from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and insisted his focus is on performing for Benfica slightly than a attainable summer time transfer to the Premier League.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have all been linked with moves for Nunez, who has scored 46 goals in 81 appearances for Benfica.

The Uruguay international has been a mainstay within the Benfica facet since his transfer from Almeria in 2020, having fun with a breakthrough season with 32 goals in 37 games in all competitions.

Nunez scored two goals in Benfica’s Champions League quarter-final tie with Liverpool and obtained glowing reward from Klopp ahead of the second leg.

‘Extraordinarily handsome boy and an honest participant as properly,’ Klopp mentioned earlier this week. ‘Really good, really good, I’ve to say.

‘I knew him earlier than, after all, however he performed just about in front of me with these powerful battles with [Ibrahima] Konate. Physically robust, quick, calm along with his finish.

‘Good, really good. Clearly the way you say in these conditions, if he stays healthy, it’s a giant profession ahead of him.’


Nunez in action against Liverpool in the Champions League

Nunez has welcomed the reward from Klopp however remained tight-lipped over a possible summer transfer, insisting his ‘mind’ is on Benfica.

Chatting with TVI after Benfica’s Champions League clash with Liverpool on Wednesday evening, the 22-year-old mentioned: ‘What the Liverpool coach mentioned, as well as our coach, I take it as a praise, however my thoughts is on Benfica.

‘Till the season is over, I won’t say something, and I’ll depart every part for this shirt. My job is to proceed like this, to benefit from this luck that’s occurring to me.

‘Last yr I didn’t play in any respect, however this yr I’m having an unimaginable season. I’ve to proceed like this, and there’s additionally a whole lot of benefit from my colleagues.’

Benfica are believed to prepared to promote Nunez this summer time for round £60m, as the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, United and PSG maintain tabs on his scenario.

Final week, Nunez confirmed he was altering brokers, writing on social media: ‘I need to clarify that I cannot renew my contract with my consultant Edgardo Lasalvia.’

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