Benfica are ‘willing to talk again’ after rejecting Brighton and Hove Albion’s initial €30m bid for striker Darwin Nunez.

That’s according to A Bola, who provide something of an update following their initial story this morning.

Earlier today, we covered a report in the Portuguese newspaper that Brighton had made a €30m bid for Nunez as they attempt to improve their forward line this summer.

A Bola claimed that the two clubs have been in talks for two months about the forward, who Brighton tried to sign last year before his move to Portugal.

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It was stated that it was ‘certain’ that Brighton would return after seeing an initial bid rejected by Benfica.

The newspaper continues that and says that the Seagulls presented a €30m offer that was rejected by Benfica.

However, they are ‘willing to talk again’ should Brighton ‘raise the stakes’ in the next round of negotiations.

That’s because the Portuguese side are ‘obliged’ to sell a player this summer and the Uruguayan ‘has a market’ that they can take advantage of.

It seems, then, the opportunity is there for Brighton to get their man, but they’ll have to raise their initial offer and spend some of that money they’ve brought in from the sale of Ben White first.