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Chelsea in pole position to sign No.9 South American striker

The London giants could reportedly be one of the teams involved in the transfer race for Benfica striker Darwin Nunez. Uruguay international is really catching the eye at the moment, with the Blues linked with him in the past by the print edition of Record.

There’s now been a further update on Darwin’s future, with Chelsea again expected to be in the running alongside other big clubs such as Man City and Atletico Madrid. This is according to yet another report from the print edition of Record, with Nunez’s agent said to have met with a few teams already.

The London club’s interest has not been made explicitly clear, however, and it does seem questionable that they’d make another striker a priority after spending big on Romelu Lukaku in the summer.

In fairness, the German coach might well feel he’d benefit from more options in that position as Romelu Lukaku perhaps hasn’t lived up to expectations yet, while other forwards in the Blues squad have also been pretty underwhelming.

Chelsea may well feel Darwin could be an upgrade on under-performing footballers like Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, in which case his reported price tag of €50m could end up being a bargain.

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