- Raul Jimenez is reportedly available for £18m when the transfer window opens
- Manchester United are among top club’s jostling for the striker’s signature
- Jimenez has scored a total of 39 goals for Wolves in his 88 appearances
Manchester United have been handed a massive boost as reports have it that their transfer target Raul Jimenez of Wolves is now available for a meagre sum of £18million.
Wolves will now face a stern test in a bid to keeping the Mexican striker as it was gathered that many clubs are jostling for the signature of the 29-year-old.
Reports have it that Juventus and Real Madrid are also gunning for the lad who Manchester United have reportedly made their major transfer target when the transfer window opens.
Italian outlet TuttoJuve are reporting that Jimenez’ current club Wolves are demanding as little as £18million for the striker.
That is despite the club paying a record £32m to make his loan from Benfica permanent last summer.
With his 22 goals for his club this season, the Mexican sensation has now scored 39 goals for Wolves in his 88 appearances.
Manchester United bosses see Jimenez as an ideal man to come in and fill the void left by the departure of Romelu Lukaku last summer.
It was gathered that United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will do everything to land the player as Odion Ighalo who recently extended his loan deal with the club will leave Old Trafford in January.
Meanwhile, Villarreal star Samuel Chukwueze could become a transfer target for Chelsea if the London club fails to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho in the summer.
According to a report on Goal, Chelsea consider Chukwueze to be a much cheaper option than Sancho as he could be available for around £45million. 21-year-old Chukwueze has already emerged as a key player for Villarreal since breaking into the side during the 2018-19 season.
About a year ago, the Red Devils landed Harry Maguire from Leicester City on a six-year deal valued around £80 million. Making the Englishman the most expensive defender in the world having beaten the £75 million Liverpool paid for Dutchman Virgil van Dijk.
Although, United are not the only club jostling for the centre-back's signature, as the Reds and Paris Saint Germain also said to be interested in the player.
However, Napoli will not bulge as they feel they can make more money from the defender's deal if they hold up a little. Daily Star reports that the Italian League giants are not in a good place financially at the moment and this might force them to succumb to the demands of their star's suitors.
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