Even when Liverpool are not mentioned alone in the pursuit for the signing of Benfica star Darwin Nunez, the Portuguese media still puts the Reds as one of the main contenders for the 22-year-old.

Today it’s newspaper Correio da Manhã who writes about the striker, claiming Premier League sides are ‘in a real race’ to buy the Uruguayan, who scored 34 goals for the Eagles this season.

The outlet says Liverpool and Manchester United are both interested in Darwin, with the fight ‘raging’ to see where the striker will land this summer.

The interesting thing is that the chase from Jurgen Klopp’s side seems to come from Correio da Manhã themselves, because when speaking of the competition, they refer it to the English press.

Correio da Manhã also writes that Benfica know they ‘will make one of the biggest deals’ in their history when selling Darwin.

This time, it isn’t said how much the Eagles will demand for the player.

The fact is that he’s protected by a release clause worth €150m, so they can push for a pretty big fee, with the Portuguese media recently claiming the minimum demand would be of €100m.

So besides beating other clubs, Liverpool must be focused on making a convincing bid as well.