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Tuchel told £113 Million will get Chelsea perfect Lukaku replacement

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Benfica manager Nelson Verissimo has told the likes of Chelsea that target Darwin Nunez should cost as much as the £113 million during the summer transfer window

Nunez joined Benfica from Spanish side Almeria in September 2020 and has hit 45 goals for the club through 80 appearances, with his performances alerting some of the biggest clubs to his talent

The 22-year old has been in amazing form this season and has netted 31-goal in all competitions – leading to reports that Chelsea see him as the ideal man to possibly replace Romelu Lukaku.

However, if Chelsea believed that they could sign Nunez for a bargain, Verissimo has told reportersNunez could generate a fee similar to former Benfica forward Joao Felix: “What do you think? Darwin is an excellent player, he has shown all his quality. He has helped the team a lot, it is true that the team has also helped him a lot.

“He is a young player with a lot of potential, it is natural that given what has been his growth throughout this season and also a lot as a result of the performance he has had in the Champions League games, it is natural that he arouses the interest of the big European clubs.

“It will be at the end of this season or the following season, depending on what he has shown, it is natural that it will arouse interest from other clubs and naturally there may be the time in which he goes. Now regarding numbers, I hope as a Benfica fan that he will go for numbers close to those that were Joao Felix’s numbers.

“Now it’s not for me to enter numbers on that field.

“In what is my day to day with the player, in what is given to us to observe in training and in the games, naturally we are looking at a top player and all the top players arouse the interest of the big European clubs. Darwin is on that list, obviously.”

IcChelseanews View…

It seems that there is no doubt that we will sign a new striker in the transfer window – but will Nunez be that? We do not know

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