Benfica are standing firm over their valuation of Liverpool target Darwin Nunez as the two clubs attempt to come to an agreement for the Uruguayan striker, 90min understands.

Nunez has become the hottest property on the transfer market this summer after the respective futures of Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe were quickly resolved last month.

The 22-year-old enjoyed a breakout season with Benfica in 2021/22, scoring 34 goals in all competitions – including 26 in 28 Primeira Liga games in Portugal. His rise has been rapid, having been playing with Almeria in Spain’s second tier only two years ago.

Two of Nunez’s six Champions League goals during the season actually came home and away against Liverpool in the competition’s quarter-finals.

90min has already revealed that Liverpool believe they have won the race for the forward’s signature, beating rivals Manchester United to the punch. The opportunity to stay in the Champions League and compete for the Premier League title were important factors in his decision making.

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