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Man Utd hopes of signing Raul Jimenez suffers huge blow

Raul Jimenez, Juventus
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Manchester United are set to miss out on signing the coveted Wolverhampton striker Raul Jimenez with Juventus one step away from landing the Mexican.

Yesterday’s news indicated Manchester United could be on the verge of signing Raul Jimenez after Wolves agreed on a deal with Braga striker Paulinho.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to add to his attacking options in the summer after relying upon Anthony Martial to carry the majority of the goalscoring weight throughout the 2019/20 season.

However, the latest claims originally surfaced in Spain and later relayed by Express Sport suggest Jimenez is on his way of joining reigning Serie A champions Juventus.

Indeed, the Turin heavyweights have reportedly struck a deal with Wolves on the basis of £72million for the 29-year-old to swap Molineux for the Allianz Stadium this summer.

Maurizio Sarri is keen to replace the out-of-form frontman Gonzalo Higuain, and who else but a player who has 43 goals to his name in the last to seasons is more suited for the role.

The Mexico international has become a household name since departing Benfica to team up with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side two years ago.

Jimenez racked up 17 goals and eight assists in his breakthrough season with Wolves and has moved on to add 26 goals and ten assists upon sealing a permanent deal last summer.

If the reports turn out to be valid, the Wanderers are going to make a substantial profit, given that they paid Benfica £30million for the striker, less than 12 months ago.