Manchester City are apparently keen on Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez.

That is the very bold claim today from Italian publication Tuttomercatoweb.

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Raul Jimenez (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

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Apparently, the Premier League champions see him as a potential backup option.

They hold an interest, as do Juventus, whom TMW claim are also circling having been linked with the Mexican in the past.

That is the only information they provide.

Jimenez, of course, has just returned to action following a lengthy spell out after fracturing his skull last season.

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Raul Jimenez (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

The 30-year-old has played every Premier League minute so far this season for Wolves, and on Sunday he scored against Southampton – his first goal since the incident back in November.

It was a tremendous solo effort, which prompted scenes of jubilation in the away end at St. Mary’s Stadium.

 

The hope now is for Jimenez to gain confidence from that goal and kick on.

Jimenez going nowhere

We are only six games into the new season, and Jimenez has scored just the one goal so far.

Manchester City may well admire Jimenez, but Wolves surely won’t be entertaining any interest in the player, as he continues to work his way back from his injury.

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Raul Jimenez (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

And the player is surely not going to be pushing for an exit any time soon given how adored he is at Molineux.

The early signs about Jimenez this season have been good, and Bruno Lage has raved about the former Benfica man at every turn.

He clearly sees him as paramount moving forwards.

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