Wolverhampton Wanderers preparing for life after Manchester United target

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to add competition for Anthony Martial in the striker department.

As Manchester United seek to bridge the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City, the Old Trafford chiefs are poised to start the summer business with the arrival of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.

With an agreement deemed close to completion between the clubs, Jadon Sancho saga could witness a breakthrough in the near future. However, the business would not stop for Manchester United with just a solitary marquee summer signing.

Currently, Jack Grealish is considered to be next on the recruitment list for the Red Devils. However, the recent behaviour of United’s Premier League peer has hinted towards another deal on the Red Devils’ horizon.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are deemed close to signing Braga’s number nine, Paulinho. The deal is said to cost the Molineux outfit around 30 million Euros. Reports from Portugal suggest this move will allow Nuno Espirito Santo to replace Raul Jimenez, who is poised for a Manchester United transfer.

Paulinho heads to England in a €30 million deal to join Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League.

The player was chosen by the Wolves coach, Nuno Espírito Santo, to replace Raúl Jimenez who is on his way to Manchester United. (RTP via Sport Witness)

Despite such prominent claims in the Portuguese media, the English counterpart has remained tight-lipped on the player, who has been linked with a move to Man United since the January transfer window.

Juventus have tried Wolves’ resolve by making an offer for the Mexican striker, however, the deal could not go through as the Old Lady proposed an amortised system to match the €80million (£72.5 million) asking price. Now, the Italian champions have reached advanced talks to sign Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik, instead.

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Considering the previous interest, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might have set his eyes on Jimenez, who has a proven track record in the Premier League to compete with Anthony Martial for the starting spot to lead Manchester United’s attack.

Still early grounds, but it would be interesting to see how Man United manage their budget if they plan to sign Raul Jimenez who is bound to cost heavy cash.

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