Man Utd blow as Juventus and Real Madrid join in transfer race for Wolves striker Raul Jimenez – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED were dealt a transfer blow as Juventus and Real Madrid stepped up their pursuit of Raul Jimenez, according to reports.

The Wolves striker, 29, is attracting plenty of attention with his performances and goalscoring in both the Premier League and Europa League.

Jimenez's agent Jorge Mendes has a good relationship with both Wolves and Juventus, brokering plenty of deals over recent years including Cristiano Ronaldo's in 2018.

But Calcio Mercato say Juventus were taken aback by Wolves' £54million asking price.

The Old Lady are looking for a new striker with Gonzalo Higuain ready to leave the club.

And they identified Jimenez as well as the Coppa Italia shootout winner Arkadiusz Milik, valued at £40m by Napoli.

Despite Karim Benzema smashing the goals in, Real Madrid are also keen on the 81-cap Mexico international, who signed for Wolves from Benfica, intially on loan in 2018 before making his switch permanent in a club-record £32m deal last summer.

Jimenez recently admitted he is "open to everything" and that a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona would be of interest to him due to his unfinished business in Spain but his father insisted there is no concrete chance of him switching clubs this summer.

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