Juventus offer €30m plus midfielder in swap between two Man Utd targets

Date published: Sunday 24th May 2020 4:56 - Samuel Bannister

Juventus have identified Raul Jimenez as their ideal strike target and are prepared to offer Adrien Rabiot to Wolves in order to sweeten the deal, according to reports.

Jimenez has been a huge success over the past couple of seasons for Wolves, emerging as a target for the likes of Manchester United as he ponders a big move towards the later years of his career.

The Mexico striker appears to be keeping his options open and has suggested he would not be able to turn down a move to a European giant such as Real Madrid or Barcelona.

There is strong interest from a different European league, however, as Juventus are weighing up a bid for the Wolves star – and he appears to have risen to the top of their shortlist.

With Gonzalo Higuain likely to leave this summer, the Italian champions are in the market for a centre-forward, and according to Todofichajes, Jimenez has been identified as the best value-for-money option.

Juventus had been tracking the likes of Mauro Icardi and Arkadiusz Milik, but believe they can acquire Jimenez for a cheaper sum – encouraging them to push ahead with a bid for the 29-year-old.

It is claimed that they could seek to reduce the price they pay even further by inserting midfielder Adrien Rabiot into the deal as a counterpart. The Old Lady would then pay Wolves just €30m to acquire Jimenez.

Rabiot moved to Juventus on a free transfer last summer after an acrimonious departure from Paris Saint-Germain, and although he turned down Premier League suitors at the time, there is now fresh interest from England.

Rabiot has been mentioned as a potential target for Newcastle United or Arsenal, with the Frenchman growing frustrated with his situation in Italy.

He has in fact been linked with Man Utd, potentially as a direct replacement if Paul Pogba returns to Juventus – but the Red Devils would miss out if the Jimenez swap deal was to materialise.



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