FULHAM are on the verge of signing Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez.
The 32 year-old Mexican international forward has scored 57 goals in 166 games since moving to Wolves from Benfica in 2018.
But Jimenez has found himself surplus to requirements under Julen Lopetegui and is now due to complete a shock switch to Premier League rivals Fulham.
The star, who suffered a fractured skull in November 2020, has allegedly agreed terms to join the Cottagers.
And a fee of £5.5m is believed to have been agreed between the clubs as Fulham still wait to resolve their stand-off with Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Both the forward and Cottagers boss Marco Silva were offered mega-money deals to move to Saudi Arabia this week.
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But while the Serbian star is understood not to feel mentally fit after his club turned down a second bid of about £30million from Al-Hilal, it has now been revealed that manager Silva WILL STAY after snubbing millions from Al-Ahli in the Middle East.
And the arrival of Jimenez makes it a double-whammy for fans of the West London side.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano tweeted: “Fulham are in talks to sign Raul Jimenez. He’s concrete option being considered as new striker.
“Negotiations are taking place, waiting to understand Marco Silva’s decision on Al Ahli proposal.
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“Jimenez, in the list also because Mitrovic wants Al-Hilal move.”
Fellow journalist Sam Wallace then tweeted: “Fulham agreement to sign Raul Jimenez from #WWFC imminent.”
Mitrovic, who has three years left on his £100,000- a-week contract, could see that pay packet jump to £400,000 in Saudi.
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