Man Utd are still in for Darwin Nunez but the £75m striker tells Jurgen Klopp he will snub Old Trafford for the Liverpool move

JURGEN KLOPP confident he will beat Manchester United to land killer Darwin Nunez

Liverpool are ready to beat their rivals against the Benfica striker with a £75m package – an initial fee of £68m plus add-ons.

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Benfica hero Darwin Nunez to pick Liverpool over Man UnitedPhoto credit: Getty
Jürgen Klopp could soon celebrate victory in the hunt for Darwin Nunez

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Jürgen Klopp could soon celebrate victory in the hunt for Darwin NunezPhoto credit: Getty

But Klopp knows Anfield owners FSG don’t want to break the record £75m fee they paid for Virgil van Dijk, even though the Portuguese side are asking £85m.

Uruguayan hero Nunez, 22, is also a target for new United boss Erik ten Hag but they don’t want to be drawn into a bidding war.

Newcastle, bolstered by their Saudi riches, are ready to pay the asking price for Nunez, who scored 32 goals last season.

But Man Utd and Newcastle know the lure of Champions League football at Anfield is likely to shut them out.

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Klopp wants Nunez to replace Sadio Mane, who has become a stumbling block despite his £390,000-a-week wage demands.

The German giants had yesterday rejected a second offer for Mane – who is out of contract next summer – worth up to £30million.

Liverpool view the potential £6.5million add-ons as unrealistically attainable.

Klopp is said to have already held private talks with Nunez officials.

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And they have made it clear he would prefer a move to Merseyside to their Premier League rivals.

The Reds must also be wary of losing Mo Salah next summer with no sign the record goalscorer will agree to a new contract.

Salah, 29, has just one year left on his contract and is still making it through for £350,000 a week – £100,000 a week more than the top earner

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