Jose Mourinho has been appointed the new boss of Roma and has apparently wasted no time in drawing up his list of transfer targets for the summer.
Italian outlet Alfredo Pedulla report that Wolves striker Raul Jimenez is among Mourinho’s options.
There is uncertainty around the future of former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, whose contract expires in 2022.
And Jimenez is apparently being eyed to replace Dzeko if he goes, with Mourinho a keen admirer.
The report claims Jimenez was on Tottenham’s radar in the event Harry Kane left the club while Mourinho was in charge.
And he is not the only Wolves player who has been linked with a move to Roma since Mourinho’s appointment.
It was reported earlier this week that Roma could sign Rui Patricio as well.
Jorge Mendes could play a role in taking the £16 million man to the Italian capital, as per La Gazzetta dello Sport.
It’s hard to tell which of these reports are accurate and which are just journalists joining the dots between Mourinho favourites and his new club.
Roma will compete in the Europa League semi-finals tonight against Manchester United but need to overturn a four-goal deficit to make the final.
They may well be in the UEFA Conference League next season. Would European football entice Jimenez or Patricio, who are both experienced internationals at the peak of their careers?
Maybe, but they are both vital to Wolves and loved by their manager. Mourinho is volatile and could be out within a year, and his outdated tactics don’t look much fun to carry out either.
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