Head coach Jorge Jesus is eager to add a striker after Benfica’s move for Edinson Cavani fell apart.
And 21-year-old Nunez appears to be the chosen one, with just a few details standing between the Uruguayan and Benfica.
However, the promise of Champions League football and Jorge Jesus’ exciting project looks to have swayed Nunez.
The TVI24 station claims Benfica could pay as much as €24m plus a player for Nunez.
The young striker scored 16 goals in 30 appearances for Almeria in Spain’s second tier last season.
His ability to find the net has led to natural comparisons with countryman Cavani.
Nunez won his first and to date only cap for Uruguay last October, scoring in their 1-1 draw against Peru.