Boro set to pull off stunning loan raid for PSG striker Jese

Jan 27, 2017, 00:48
Boro set to pull off stunning loan raid for PSG striker Jese

The 22-year-old, who is on a season-long loan deal at the Riverside Stadium from Arsenal, is yet to discover the full extent of the problem, with head coach Aitor Karanka keeping his fingers crossed that he can return sooner rather than later.

Karanka confirmed that the 26-year-old Uruguay global has handed in a transfer request, and that the Foxes have had a bid for his services rejected as he faces a battle to hang on to a man the Teessiders worked hard to sign on a permanent basis during the summer.

As a result, the Spaniard has been heavily linked with leaving PSG this month, with Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Liverpool and Las Palmas all credited with showing interest in him.

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It is likely that Ramirez will leave if the champions increase their bid to nearer £15m, and Karanka is chasing Jese and Hull City's Robert Snodgrass as potential replacements.

Aitor Karanka worked with Jese during his time with the Spanish FA's youth system and while he was an assistant manager at Real Madrid, and is a strong admirer of the player's attacking qualities.

Speaking about the possibility of securing a deal, Karanka said: "He was playing for Real Madrid last season". I was with him when I was at Real Madrid. I don't know how long he will be out for or if it will be one, two, three or four weeks. "Let's see what is happening".

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He said: "It's massive because he's a player who I have known for the last seven, eight years". He is a player we like and I like.

"So for that reason I am trying to convince him that his best move can be here". "At the end, if we don't receive the right offer, he will be an important player".

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