DARWIN NUNEZ is poised to join Liverpool from Benfica in a deal worth up to £85.5million.
The Portuguese side, who confirmed they had agreed a deal on Sunday, will receive £64.2m upfront but are set to secure another £21.5m if all the add-on requirements are met.
According to Record, Liverpool will have to pay £4.3m when Nunez plays ten matches for the Reds.
Then after 60 games for the Premier League side, Benfica will receive another £8.6m for the man who scored 34 times for them last season.
The remaining £8.6m is related to performance-based objectives, both on a personal and collective level.
Theoretically, this means Liverpool could have to pay more of the transfer fee if they scoop trophies in the coming seasons.
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Nunez's arrival at Anfield has further thrown into doubt the future of Sadio Mane.
The Senegalese forward has been heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich this summer.
And earlier this month Mane gave the clearest indication yet that he wants a move.
Speaking about people from Senegal wanting him to secure a transfer away from Anfield, he said: "I respect the fans and team but 60 to 70 per cent of Senegalese want me to leave Liverpool? I'll do what they want."
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Meanwhile, Liverpool's signing of Nunez comes at the same time as title rivals Manchester City confirmed the arrival of Erling Haaland.
And both teams are keen to strengthen their squads ahead of another title battle next season.
As well as Nunez, Liverpool have secured Fabio Carvalho from Fulham.
Meanwhile, City already snapped up Julian Alvarez in January before sending him back on loan until the summer.
City have also been linked with a move for Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips.
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