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Man Utd pushing to sign South American sensation

Man Utd pushing to sign South American sensation

Darwin Nunez news

Man Utd want Darwin Nunez

Manchester United are pushing to sign Benfica striker Darwin Nunez during the upcoming transfer window.

The Red Devils have their sights on landing a marquee centre-forward and Nunez has emerged as the prime target.

The club have the funds to meet the £80 million price tag, but questions remain whether the forward would choose them.

With Real Madrid and Liverpool also keen, United face a disadvantage, having failed to qualify for the Champions League.

Despite this, The Star claims that the hierarchy are pushing to land the Uruguayan, who netted a stunning 34 goals last season.

Manager Erik ten Hag has identified him as his priority target, and only time will tell whether they can convince him over a transfer.

Aside from Nunez, Ten Hag has his sights on landing Jurrien Timber from his former Ajax club. He is valued at around £35m.

A deal could be more straightforward for the Dutchman with United having already negotiated personal terms with his agents.