Brighton & Hove Albion continue to be pointed out as the main contenders for the signing of Benfica striker Darwin Nunez.

The agent of the 22-year-old has spoken this week to website Roma News, confirming that the Giallorossi are one of the clubs who’ve been in touch for him this summer.

Now as the Portuguese media covers the quotes, it’s recalled that the club who has got the closest to signing him so far is actually Brighton.

O Jogo writes that the Seagulls made a bid of €30m for Nunez, always recalling that the offer was turned down by Benfica.

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They point out that the Eagles demand €45m for his transfer, and one of the reasons for that is because 20% of a move will go to his former club Almeria, which means Benfica’s profit will be reduced.

It’s now unclear if Roma will make a big attempt to sign the striker or even if the Premier League side will be back with a bigger bid.

Nunez had 14 goals and 12 assists last season, and that’s a very good reason why Benfica won’t let him go so easily. They believe the player can be worth even more next year if he continues that form at the club.