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Chelsea were reportedly interested in bringing Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez to Stamford Bridge last summer and made an inquiry for the Uruguayan.
Núñez joined Anfield for £85million in the summer of 2022 from Benfica, but despite his breakout year with the Portuguese side, he struggled to pay his huge transfer fee as he was guilty of some shoddy performances and errors. serious.
He also stuttered when compared to Manchester City’s big acquisition, Erling Haaland, who scored 52 goals in 53 games to help the club win the treble, while Núñez managed just 15 in all competitions (nine in the league) and no trophy.
This year, however, Núñez has been a different animal. He has already equaled his goal tally from all of last season in the Premier League and has three goals and an assist in his last five games.
According the timesChelsea saw a potential opportunity to take Nunez off Liverpool’s hands after his inconsistent campaign which came with rumors that the Reds were considering offloading him.
Chelsea were reported to be interested in bringing in Darwin Nunez from Liverpool last summer, and manager Paul Winstanley was a big admirer.
The blues, led by Mauricio Pochettino, sent a request that was rejected by the reds.
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The Merseyside side were said to be studying a possible loan swap deal for Atlético Madrid striker Joao Félix, who ironically failed to impress at Chelsea, prompting Chelsea sporting director Ben Winstanley to take heart and do some research.
However, Liverpool quickly rejected the request after it emerged that the rumor that they were looking to let the player go was misplaced.
Chelsea made ten major signings last summer to bolster their squad for new coach Mauricio Pochettino, but only two veteran strikers arrived: Villarreal’s Nicolas Jackson and RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku.
The pair have just 11 goals between them this season.
Chelsea ended up signing Christopher Nkunku and Nicolas Jackson in attack, and the two scored 11 goals between them.
Liverpool’s faith in Nunez and refusal to let him go appears to have paid off following the player’s return to form this season.
He has 13 goals in all competitions, two of the total he achieved last season, and also has 11 assists.
Nunez will be hoping to show Chelsea what they missed by facing them in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final, although he faces a fitness test after missing the 4-1 win against Luton due to a muscle problem.
The latest transfer saga involving Chelsea and Liverpool comes after the Blues twice pipped the Reds for key transfer targets.
Liverpool were interested in bringing in both Romeo Lavia from Southampton and Moisés Caicedo from Brighton and, despite agreeing a fee for the latter, he ended up joining Chelsea for a British club record £115m.