The Reds are expected to lose Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich this summer, intensifying the need to sign a replacement. Nunez will likely be the player who takes Mane’s place in the squad.
Former Almeria striker Nunez is undergoing medical checks this week ahead of a transfer, and will likely be announced as a Liverpool player later this week. United’s approach proved futile and Ten Hag will now look elsewhere as he seeks to sign a new forward.
The Red Devils struggled for goals outside of Cristiano Ronaldo’s 24 strikes. Mason Greenwood was the club’s next highest-scoring forward with six goals.
Ten Hag wants to ease the scoring burden from Ronaldo and has already been linked with several forwards. United seem set to miss out on Nunez but are widely reported to hold an interest in Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Ajax winger Antony and RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku.