Fulham close in on deal to sign Raul Jimenez from Wolves

With Mitrovic on the verge of a transfer away from the club, Fulham has turned their attention to Raul Jimenez, with a deal nearing completion.

Fulham are reportedly close to an agreement with Wolverhampton Wanderers for the transfer of Raul Jimenez, in the event that Aleksandar Mitrovic leaves the club.

Raul Jimenez is set to join Fulham

The Cottagers have seen a number of players depart this summer, including Joe Bryan, Neeskens Kebano and Manor Solomon leaving for EFL Championship side, Millwall; UAE Pro league side,  Al Jazira and Tottenham respectively.

Jimenez, who has 12 months left on his current contract, joined Wolves on an initial loan deal from Benfica in 2019, before signing on a permanent transfer a year later.

During his five-year stay with the club, Jimenez has scored 57 goals and provided 24 assists in 166 competitive appearances. However, the striker has struggled to rediscover his best form since suffering a fractured skull in an away fixture against Arsenal in November 2020.

Since returning from the injury, the 32-year-old has registered just nine goals in 56 matches across all competitions.

Reports say the Mexican has already left Wolves training camp in Portugal and a medical could take place as early as Monday. [Fabrizio Romano]

Jimenez appears to be a replacement for Serbia international Aleksandar Mitrovic, who is pushing to complete a move to Al-Hilal.

Fulham have already rejected two bids from the Saudia Arabian side, but the two clubs are reportedly close to reaching an agreement.

Speculations surrounding the future of Marco Silva have not helped the club this summer in convincing their transfer targets. The Fulham boss was offered a lucrative £40m contract by Al-Ahli, which he has turned down in order to focus on the West London club.

According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Cottagers have confirmed agreeing to a £5.5m deal with Wolves to sign their Mexican striker as a replacement for Mitrovic.

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