The Uruguay international forward scored 34 goals for the Portuguese side Benfica in the 2021-22 season in all competitions including against Liverpool.
Darwin is just 22 which makes him a long term plan for any club that could get his signature but many are skeptical about his longevity given his prowess in Primeira Liga -- a smaller league compared to Premier League or La Liga.
Barcelona were also in the race for the 22-year old but his price tag put the cash-strapped La Liga giants out of the race.
Man Utd and Liverpool are after the €100m (£85.5m) rated forward but it seems the absence of Champions League football makes Eric Ten Hag's side second choice.
However, Liverpool are not prepared to enter a bidding war for the striker and will not pay over the odds for the player.
Liverpool are also keeping their options open with the futures of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah not certain and Bayern Munich lurking around to snap up the Senegalese forward with two bids already summited.