Liverpool could get Nunez for smaller up front fee as Reds expect to fund deal with Mane sale – Telegraph’s chief football writer

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Liverpool are expecting Bayern Munich to meet their £42.5m valuation for Sadio Mane, which will reportedly be utilised to help fund a move for Darwin Nunez.

This comes courtesy of The Telegraph’s chief football writer, Sam Wallace, who notes that ‘around’ a £60m up front fee (plus add-ons ranging from £15-20m) could be enough to secure the signing of the talented Benfica star.

The Uruguayan international enjoyed a stellar campaign with the Portuguese outfit last term, racking up 34 goals in 41 games (across all competitions).

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A figure amounting to £68m up front (with £17m in add-ons) has been cited by press in Portugal, with it understood that the player has agreed on personal terms with his potential new club.

The sticking point does remain Mane’s exit to Bayern Munich, with the German champions having insulted our negotiators with an unachievable series of add-ons attached to their second bid.

With Robert Lewandowski’s future looking increasingly uncertain, however, one might argue that the Bavarians aren’t arguing from a total position of strength, which may help speed up talks.

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  1. I can’t believe I’m the only one who thinks Liverpool should keep Sadio at the club next season. With Origi gone and Minamino on the verge of going, the potential transfer of Darwin Nunez still leaves us one player short up front. The fact Sadio is on such a low wage would make it perfectly acceptable and that’s before you even discuss rubbing Bayern’s noses in it for their hugely disrespectful attempts at getting Sadio.

    Sadio has been incredible for Liverpool, pretty much from the first time he took the field for us and after having a dip in 20/21, he looked back at it last season so having another season from him next year would also remove some of the person Nunez.

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