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Astronomically high release clause could scupper West Ham plans

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Benfica striker Raul Jimenez has a €60million buyout clause in his contract according to AS Mexico.

West Ham Slaven has been an admirer of the the Mexican for a while, the paper reports, but it seems a move to could be a difficult one to pull off if the Portuguese champions are looking for anything close to that huge figure.

The 26 year old signed from for €10million in August 2015 but has never been an established first team player at the Estadio da Luz during his two seasons in Portugal.

He has managed just eight starts this campaign, both due to injury and playing second fiddle to forward Konstantinos Mitroglou. Still, in his 31 appearances in all competitions, Jimenez has hit the back of the net ten times, and there is perhaps potential there that he could score more if he is offered the opportunity of more starts at another club.

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