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Raul Jimenez to Man Utd? Solskjaer and Nuno respond to transfer rumours about Wolves star



Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Nuno Espirito Santo faced questions about Raul Jimenez’ future after the Wolves striker was linked with a transfer to Manchester United.

Solskjaer wants to add to his forward line this month after missing out on Erling Braut Haaland .

But Jimenez is not believed to be high on his list of targets, with Man Utd aiming for a younger profile of player, aged between 22 and 25.

Yet the 28-year-old’s impressive form this season, which has seen him score 17 goals in all competitions, has led to links with Old Trafford in his homeland of Mexico.


Asked about him after Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Wolves, Solskjaer said: “Another good player being linked with us. Loads of players are being linked with us. I can’t comment on speculation.”

Espirito Santo admitted he was unaware of any interest in his forward, but refused to rule out the possibility of Jimenez leaving this month.

Raul Jimenez with Man Utd’s Harry Maguire at full time Photo: AP

He said: “It’s the first-time I heard it. Ole didn’t mention anything about that.

“The transfer window is open. When it is open anything can happen. As managers we have to be ready because anything can happen. We are very happy with Raul.”

Despite failing to replace the departed Romelu Lukaku or Alexis Sanchez last summer, United’s priority in the January window is at least one midfielder, with Sean Longstaff and Emre Can among the players being considered.

Solskjaer also wants a top class No10 over the next two windows and is monitoring James Maddison, Jack Grealish and Christian Eriksen.

Jadon Sancho remains a long-term target.


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