On July 27th, Wolverhampton Wanderers confirmed Raúl Jiménez is expected to be ‘out for a number of weeks’ after their star suffered a ‘medial collateral ligament injury to his knee and a minor strain of his adductor’.
The Mexican’s absence for a few weeks will leave Bruno Lage with limited options up front for the start of the new season.
Jiménez’s setback could force Wolves to act in the transfer market and Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi could be an option for them.
That’s according to today’s Het Laatste Nieuws, who state Wolves and Everton are in the picture to sign the Belgium international.
The 28-year-old’s contract ends in 2023 and Chelsea will hope to sell him this summer. Meanwhile, his entourage hope Thomas Tuchel’s side will be open to offering the attacker a new deal and then sending him out on another loan deal.
Wolves, who are looking for a striker, would be keen on such a formula to sign Batshuayi. HLN don’t mention whether Chelsea are open to this idea.