Revealed: Chelsea enquired about a Liverpool fan favourite in the summer

It has been reported that Chelsea sniffed around an Anfield favourite this past summer transfer window.

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Chelsea and Liverpool were the talk of the town in the previous summer transfer window.

The two English giants competed for the signing of Moises Caicedo, before the Blues added insult to injury and also snapped up long-term Liverpool target Romeo Lavia

At the time, it did feel like Chelsea had ‘one-upped’ the Merseyside outfit, especially Lavia whom the Reds had courted for much of the summer.

Liverpool settled on Wataru Endo, who has turned out to be a shrewd signing.

For roughly £16 million, Endo has honestly looked double the player Caicedo has turned out to be at Stamford Bridge so far.

With the benefit of hindsight now, it seems that the Reds had the last laugh over Chelsea despite their ‘victories’ in the transfer market.

The Blues are wallowing away in midtable, and look set to miss out on qualification to European competition once again.

Although they are set to meet Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley, they have struggled for consistency in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp’s men are currently four points clear at the top of the table and are in the running for three cup competitions.

Wataru Endo has grown to become a big player for the Reds this campaign, which makes his transfer all the more sweeter.

However, it has now emerged that not only were Chelsea and Liverpool sharing transfer targets, but Chelsea had sniffed around one Liverpool man in the summer.

Chelsea enquired over Darwin Nunez in the summer

Paul Joyce of the Times had today reported that the London club enquired about the strikers availability last summer.

The interest stems from Paul Winstanley, Chelsea co-sporting director, who is believed to be a long-term admirer of Nunez.

However, despite a middling debut campaign, the Uruguayan retained the full faith of those at Anfield and were quick to rebuff interest from the Blues.

It now seems that the confidence has paid off as the 24-year-old has reached a new level this season compared to last.

Last season, he managed 15 goals and four assists in 42 matches across all competitions.

This campaign, he is already on track to smash his debut season – with 13 goals and 11 assists in 37 games across all competitions.

Safe to say it was good decision by Liverpool to keep hold of their No.9.

Besides his performances, he is adored by the Anfield faithful and is a real reference point for the fans.

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