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Wolves boss Nuno: All parties to decide on Raul deal

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo today declared all the parties still have to come together to rubberstamp the permanent signing of Raul Jimenez.

Jimenez seems set to join Wolves in a deal worth an initial £25m, rising to £30m to turn his loan from Benfica into a permanent deal.

An announcement could come before the end of the season, but for now, Nuno says there is nothing imminent on the 15-goal top scorer.

I know we have to make a decision. But the right moment will be the moment that will involve all the parts and then we will announce it for sure,” said Nuno.

It is the same situation. We know we have time to make a decision.

We are very happy with Raul with his performances, so when things are done, there will be an announcement.”

Jimenez has reported back after a 14-hour flight back from California after taking part in the first of two international friendlies for Mexico, in preparation for tomorrow’s trip to Burnley.

All 10 players have returned from international duty fit and available for the journey to Turf Moor.

Everybody is OK, but you understand, they have travelled many miles and special destinations for some of those, but everybody is fit and available, that’s the important part,” added Nuno.

Meanwhile, Nuno believes midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White is capable of making the step up to England Under-21s.

Under-21s coach Aidy Boothroyd has said the 19-year-old will be in his Three Lions squad for this summer’s Euro 2019 Under-21 Championships in Italy and San Marino, promoted from the England Under-19s squad.

Boothroyd recently had lunch with Nuno and his staff at Wolves’ Compton training base.

He goes along to see all the players he can count on and hopefully Morgan is one of them,” said the Molineux chief.

So what Morgan has to do is be focused, compete well, train well, and hope for these things to come.

He has quality. I think the generation of the world champions of England has a lot of quality.

I think the youth football of England is working very well. The manager of the England Under-21s was here with us, so he had a chance to see us.

I think he does it with all of the clubs where he has players.”