Juventus are reportedly looking to strike an agreement with Wolverhampton Wanderers for Raul Jimenez by including two first-team players
The perennial Serie A champions are on the lookout for a new striker to replace Gonzalo Higuain and have set their sights on the Wolves goal-machine Raul Jimenez.
The Mexican hit-man joined the Molineux outfit from Benfica on loan in summer 2018 before securing a permanent move last summer for a reported fee of £37million.
Jimenez has enjoyed an outstanding debut season in the Premier League, racking up 13 goals and eight assists in 23 top-flight outings to convince Wolves to give him a permanent deal.
Moreover, the 29-year-old striker has carried his predatory form into 2019/20, clocking up 23 goals and ten assists in all competitions thus far.
Juventus hope to use Federico Bernardeschi and Daniele Rugani to whittle down the Wolves asking price for Raul Jimenez, while Liverpool pull out of the race https://t.co/Vv4zwPnG6X #Juventus #WWFC #LFC #Wolves pic.twitter.com/adIKqU1fP1— footballitalia (@footballitalia) June 21, 2020
Now, Juventus are reportedly ready to offer Daniele Rugani and Federico Bernardeschi as a makeweight in the deal to bring Jimenez to Italy, according to the Daily Mail.
The Turin heavyweights desperately want to lower the Mexico international’s £50m price tag and are hopeful that the two Italians may persuade the Premier League side to give the green light.
Meanwhile, Manchester United continue to monitor the former Club America youth academy product with great attention, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to land a prolific striker in the coming months.
Jimenez himself has recently admitted that he enjoys being linked with some of the best European sides, opening the door for a possible summer exit.