Premier League striker linked to Spurs says club won’t sell him for under £35m

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Tottenham Hotspur are still without a senior back-up to Harry Kane, which was highlighted by the England captain’s injury this season.

After selling Vincent Janssen, letting Fernando Llorente leave on a free, and failing to hand young Troy Parrott many chances, Spurs were left without a natural strike option.

However, the Lilywhites have been linked to a few names ahead of the summer transfer window, including in-form Wolves forward, Raul Jiminez.

ESPN reported that Tottenham see the striker as potential competition for Kane up top.

The man himself has now claimed that, as Wolves paid £35m for him two years ago, the club would not accept a penny less today. Jiminez also revealed that he has no release clause in his current contract.

He also made a point of stating that Wolves are in fifth, fighting for a Champions League spot, and defeated both Man City and Tottenham this season.

Jiminez said (Marca): “(Wolves) bought me for £35 million, they will not sell me for less. There is no release clause.

“But the teams here, it is different how they are managed.

“I see a lot of people talking and saying that (I should play for) a ‘top 6 team’. Right now we are in fifth place. I mean, outside Liverpool who are way above this season, I think we are fighting with everyone else. We beat Man City twice, we beat Tottenham once, we drew with Man United.”

However, the Star recently claimed that the bidding for Jiminez, who has scored 22 goals this season, would instead start at £80m.

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