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Report: Juventus want to sign Raul Jimenez from Wolves, Manchester United and Real Madrid remain keen

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Report: Juventus want to sign Raul Jimenez from Wolves, Manchester United and Real Madrid remain keen

Wolves are facing a fresh fight to try and keep hold of Raul Jimenez, with Juventus the latest club to register their interest in the forward, according to the Daily Mail.

Jimenez was straight back into the action yesterday as he netted the opening goal as Wolves won 2-0 at West Ham.

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The Mexican is thought to be wanted by a host of top clubs, with Jimenez himself recently acknowledging he found interest from the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United ‘cool’.

Juventus, though, are now thought to be keen on landing the 22-goal striker as well. The ‘Old Lady’ have been active in the last few transfer windows and are actively seeking a replacement for Gonzalo Higuain.

Raul Jimenez is now wanted at Juventus after an impressive season for Wolves. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Copa/Getty Images)

However, reports from Football Italia claim Juve have baulked at Wolves’ asking price for Jimenez. It is reported that officials at Molineux have asked for over £50m for their man.

That, then, could well be enough to put off potential suitors in the short-term at least.


£50m sounds a lot but it really isn’t for a player like Jimenez – TBR View

And there could lie a big problem for Wolves. If I was in charge of one of the world’s biggest clubs and got quoted just over £50m for a top striker, I’d be half tempted to snap their hands off.

Jimenez is a player of unreal quality. Wolves would struggle immensely to replace him.

Indeed, the Mexican has been labelled as potentially world-class already. Wolves legend John Richards previously sung the praises of Jimenez, admitting he ‘had all the attributes to be world-class’.

Time will tell, then, when it comes to how serious Wolves are about keeping their man.

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