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Juventus ready to beat Manchester United to Wolves striker Raul Jimenez

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Juventus ready to beat Manchester United to Wolves striker Raul Jimenez


Raul Jimenez has been linked with a move away from Wolves (Picture: Getty Images)

Juventus are reportedly close to agreeing a deal for Wolves striker Raul Jimenez, beating Manchester United to prolific Mexican.

The Italian champions are keen to sign the 29-year-old and Spanish publication AS report that they have already managed to haggle down the price with the Premier League side.

Wolves had been looking for £90m for the striker, while Juve began negotiations at £45m, but AS suggest that the clubs have come to an agreement on a fee of around £72m, which would make him the most expensive Mexican player in history.

This comes after reports emerged from Portugal on Thursday that Jimenez is set for a move to Manchester United.

Portuguese broadcaster RTP reported that Wolves have agreed a £27m move for Braga striker Paulinho, who is being brought in as a replacement for Jimenez, in a deal orchestrated by super-agent Jorge Mendes.

RTP suggested that meant Jimenez is on his way to Old Trafford, but that is by no means a done deal and Juventus are still keen to snap up the former Benfica man.

The Mexico international has scored 43 goals in 97 games for Wolves since arriving in 2018, initially on loan, but making the deal permanent last summer for £30m.

Wherever he goes, Paulinho is an exciting replacement for Jimenez, with the 27-year-old scoring 25 goals and providing nine assists this season in his most prolific season to date.

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