Transfer Talk: Juve joins 11-club race to sign Jimenez

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  • Nick JuddTransfer writer

The coronavirus pandemic has made the summer transfer window uncertain, but here are the rumours floating around Europe’s big leagues and beyond.

Juventus among clubs in for Jimenez

Italian giants Juventus are among a number of European clubs chasing Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez this summer, according to Tuttosport.

They’re reporting that Juve are looking to sign someone to partner Cristiano Ronaldo, and the Mexican has impressed after scoring 22 goals and adding 10 assists in all competitions for Wolves this season.

Juve see Jimenez as the perfect replacement for Mario Mandzukic, but they’re not alone in their admiration for the striker, though, and apparently 11 clubs have made contact. Wolves are believed to have planned for the sale and where they can reinvest the money.

The one sticking point, however, is the €60 million price tag. Juve aren’t prepared to pay the full fee, and they’re hoping agent Jorge Mendes can do something to make the deal happen.

Barcelona lead race for Talaveron

Spanish giants Barcelona lead the chase for Sevilla‘s talented 18-year-old Diego Fernandez Talaveron, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Talaveron has scored 22 goals in 22 games for Sevilla’s B side this season and is being watch by a number of clubs.

The striker joined Sevilla in 2016 from Aleria and is known for his excellent finishing ability. He can play with both feet and on either side of the attack, which is why other clubs such as Real Madrid, Ajax and a number of Premier League clubs are keeping tabs on his progress.

Sevilla are currently in negotiations to keep the player at the club, and the player himself appears happy in southern Spain. Barcelona are yet to make an official approach, but Sevilla will be looking to tie him down to a longer contract with a view to maximising any fee they might get for him this summer or in the future.

Clubs battling it out for Allan

Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid and Everton are among the clubs keen to sign Brazilian midfielder Allan, who is set to leave Napoli, reports Corriere dello Sport.

PSG in particular have been tracking the player for months but now sporting director Leonardo is not alone in his admiration of a player Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso appears to have discarded.

The 29-year-old may well have his choice of clubs. PSG are looking at a number of midfield options, including Lazio‘s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Brescia‘s Sandro Tonali and Roma‘s Lorenzo Pellegrini, but Allan remains high on the wanted list. The French champions were close to signing him in January.

Carlo Ancelotti is also interested in signing Allan, a player he managed at Napoli, to his midfield at Everton, while Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone could be a wild card in the chase for a player the Spaniards consider the ideal replacement for Thomas Partey.

Tap-ins

– Real Madrid are looking to freshen up their squad in the summer and heading for the exit door to make way for any newcomers is Luka Jovic, according to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira. Zidane is said to have made his decision to sell Jovic this summer, and among the clubs looking to sign him are AC Milan, who are working on a proposal to take the Serbia international to the Italian capital.

Calciomercato reports that Inter Milan are looking to Hertha Berlin‘s Matheus Cunha to boost their attacking options next season. The Brazilian striker could cost around €35-40m, which might prove too much for the Nerazzurri, but they believe they can turn him into a goalscorer.

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