Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta lines up shock move for Wolves star – reports

Arsenal have become the latest club to be linked with a move for Wolves striker Raul Jimenez.

Since his £32.6m move from Benfica was confirmed last summer, the Mexican international has been in fine form, netting 17 goals in the Premier League.

It’s form that has led to some of the biggest clubs in Europe being credited with an interest in Jimenez, who has three years left on his deal at Molineux.

In recent months, the 29-year-old has been linked with Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Juventus – and now Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is reportedly monitoring developments.

The Gunners have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, although both’s future are unsure.

And according to French news outlet Le10Sport, Arteta could turn to the Wolves striker, if he needs a new striking option.

Wolves are under no financial pressure to sell Jimenez, with claims that Fosun could demand as much as £90m, if he is to leave this summer.

Jimenez has recently added some fuel to the fire by admitting that the speculation with some of the world’s biggest clubs was flattering.

He told Bolavip: “It’s something very cool, I don’t know if they are true, they are rumours. Since they are talking about me, different teams like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool… They are teams that in the history of football are important.

“That they are mentioning you there, whether you want to or not, some rumour will come to them as well so there it can be opened. It’s an incredible thing to be on the radar, be rumours there, and on the lips of those teams. It’s something good to continue growing, making an effort and taking it as an incentive so that, if possible, give even more to achieve it.”

Wolves have already confirmed they will finish above Arsenal this term and can confirm sixth place in the Premier League, with a win at Chelsea on Sunday.

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