Manchester United have not yet made an official offer for Benfica striker Darwin Nunez, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
Writing in his column for Caught Offside, the Italian journalist said that, while the Uruguayan international has been the subject of internal discussions for the last couple of months, no move has so far been made for the player:
“Manchester United have certainly discussed his name internally as early as March with Ralf Rangnick, but there is no official offer – it is certainly not yet the case to say that the club is “closing in” on Darwin, as others have said.”
Romano says that Arsenal and West Ham are in the frame for Nunez’s signature as well, but their attempts will be “complicated” by the fact that the forward has a new agent, as well as his ambition to play in the Champions League.
Of course, United will also not be involved in Europe’s top competition but the club’s stature is likely to help them get a deal over the line if they choose to go after Nunez.
Any decision on a bid will be down to manager Erik ten Hag and, with Benfica demanding at least €70m (£59m) for their player, it remains to be seen whether the new United boss deems him a top priority.