Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is prepared to bolster his squad in the January transfer window by enquiring about the possible signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers stars Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez.
The United coach has placed a priority on signing a midfielder and striker this transfer window after losing key players such as Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay to injuries. His team has also struggled for consistency this season with Fred, Nemanja Matic and Andreas Perriera in the middle of the park.
The Red Devils have won only eight of their 21 league matches this season, prompting the club to consider signing new players and have been linked to United have been linked to a lot of midfielders such as Christian Eriksen, James Maddison and Jack Grealish.
Meanwhile, Portuguese midfielder Neves has been outstanding for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side this season and both in the league and in Euope. He has also helped Wolves secure the eight spot on the Premier League table, continuing from where he left off last season after scoring four goals and registered six assists.
And according to Goal, United have contacted Wolves about the availability of Neves and Jimenez. Neves has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in the past, especially during Jose Mourinho’s stint at Old Trafford, but these latest enquiry indicate a more determined approach from United to secure the player.
The report claims that Neves’ current deal expires in 2023, and he is valued close to £100m. It added that should Neves leave Wolves, his preference would be Serie A champions Juventus but there is no report linking to Mauricio Sarri’s side.
According to the report, the midfielder has demonstrated the potential to continue developing throughout his careera and a move to Old Trafford will further boost his career.
Speaking after his side’s 0-0 draw with United at the Molineux on Saturday, Wolves manager Santo admitted that Jimenez might leave the club in January if the right.
He said: “It’s the first time I heard it. Ole didn’t mention anything about it,’ said the Wolves boss.
“But the transfer window is open. When it is open, anything can happen. But we are delighted to have Raul.”