Liverpool have been told it would take a club-record fee of around £85 million to win over Uruguayan striker Darwin Núñez from Benfica.
Nuñez is on Jurgen Klopp’s wanted list this summer as he looks to reform his attack in the likely event of Sadio Mane’s departure to Bayern Munich and uncertainty over Mohamed Salah’s long-term future.
The 22-year-old scored at home and away against Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on his way to a total of 34 goals in 41 appearances last season for the Portuguese side.
Benfica will try to sell high if they lose him and are seeking €100 million (around £85 million) for the player they acquired from Almeria for €24 million in 2020. Almeria will receive 20