Chelsea ‘in shock transfer swoop for Liverpool’s £85m star Darwin Nunez to solve striking woes’


The 24-year-old Uruguayan had an inconsistent debut season at Anfield after his £85million transfer from Benfica. Paul Winstanley, Chelsea’s sporting director during his time at Brighton, expressed interest in Nunez last summer, inquiring about the striker’s availability. Rumors suggested that Liverpool was willing to sell Nunez, possibly to Atletico Madrid in exchange for Joao Felix. However, these claims turned out to be false, as Liverpool rejected Chelsea’s advances and retained their hard-working forward. Jurgen Klopp’s trust in Nunez has been largely justified this season, as the No9 has had a productive campaign, scoring 13 goals and providing 11 assists in 37 appearances across all competitions.

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Despite missing a recent match and being uncertain for the upcoming Carabao Cup final against Chelsea, Nunez has been a valuable asset. On the other hand, Chelsea has relied on Nicolas Jackson as their primary striker, who has netted nine goals in 27 appearances since his £32million move from Villarreal. Mauricio Pochettino also experimented with Armando Broja in the forward position before loaning him to Fulham on Deadline Day. With Christopher Nkunku returning from a lengthy injury, the Argentine manager has more options, including the Frenchman who scored against Liverpool in the league last month.

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