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Report: Nunez bid tabled

Newcastle have tabled a bid for Darwin Nunez, according to a new report.

The strike has long been a target for the Hammers, who made an effort to sign him in the January transfer window.

A bid was tabled but rejected by Benfica, and there now appear to be a number of European clubs eyeing a bid for the Uruguay international.

A new report in France from Foot Mercato now claims that Newcastle have made an offer to try to jump the queue for the centre-forward.

They are said to have tabled a bid worth €60m (£49.6m) for Nunez, but there is rival interest from the likes of Manchester United, PSG, and Chelsea.

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Irons boss David Moyes is also remarkably keen to get his hands on Nunez, and the prospect of qualification for the Champions League – potentially by winning the Europa League – would give the Irons an ace card.

Benfica, for their part, have already identified Nunez’s successor: Peter Musa, who plays for Boavista.

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A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.