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The Raul thing?

Filed: Sunday, 2nd July 2017
By: Staff Writer

Raul Jimenez has refused to rule out a move to the Premier League - following reports that both West Ham and Liverpool are chasing the Benfica striker.

The 26-year-old Mexican was on the verge of signing for the Hammers two years ago but failed to show for a medical, insisting that he had missed his flight having overslept.

Yet despite that snub, the Hammers still remain keen on bringing Jimenez in - whilst the player himself has refused to rule out a move to England.

"It's a great League but we have to wait," he said, speaking earlier this weekend. "I'm still with Benfica but I won't close the door to anything. We'll see later. Now comes a good holiday and then we will return to everything.

"I'm on vacation and we will see when I return. I have a date to return [to Benfica], to join the team in pre-season, and I'm happy there."

Jimenez signed a five-year deal with his current club in July 2016 when the Águias bought out the remainder of his contract, which cost them a total of €22million.

* Everton have moved ahead of West Ham in the race to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud. The French international is now listed at 5/4 on by William Hill to spurn a move to West Ham in favour of moving to Merseyside.

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