West Ham’s move for Benfica striker Raul Jimenez could kick start a move for one Inter Milan star before the transfer window shuts.
The Hammers are reportedly keen on bringing the Mexico international to London, although they face competition as Everton are also believed to be keen on moving for the 26-year-old.
Jimenez almost joined the Hammers in 2015 but he failed to show up for a medical as his alarm clock didn’t go off on time.
Now, Portuguese media outlet Record are claiming that if West Ham can seal a deal for the Benfica stiker then the Portuguese club will move quickly to replace him with Inter Milan’s 20-year-old Brazilian forward Gabriel Barbosa.
Record had previously stated that the Hammers would have to stump up £45.8m if they wanted to sign the former Atletico Madrid striker and Benfica do not have the funds to sign Barbosa if they can’t offload Jimenez.
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