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Raul closer to Man Utd move as Wolves a step away from landing Paulinho

Manchester United are a step away from signing Wolves striker Raul Jimenez, according to Portuguese media sources.

A Bola and RTP report that Wolves are close to sealing a deal for Braga forward Paulinho as a replacement for the Mexican who is described as 'on his way to Manchester United'.

Paulinho, who has scored 23 times this season - including against Wolves in that dramatic 3-3 draw in the Europa League - is set to leave the club in the transfer window and has attracted interest from across the continent.

The Portuguese striker, 27, has Jorge Mendes for an agent and he is looking to move his client on - and that could lead him to Molineux.

Paulinho, formerly of Gil Vicente, currently has three more years left on his contract with Braga and would cost any potential suitors up to £30m.

Meanwhile, Wolves are demanding £70m to sell Raul to United this summer.

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