Jimenez and Dzeko top of seven-man Juventus transfer shortlist including Arsenal ace Lacazette as Pirlo eyes new striker

RAUL JIMENEZ and Edin Dzeko sit top of Juventus' seven-man transfer shortlist which includes Arsenal ace Alexandre Lacazette.

The Serie A champions' new boss, Andrea Pirlo, is desperate to add a new centre-forward to his squad this summer.

And he's whittled down his options to just seven, according to Tuttosport.

Dzeko, 34, appears the most-likely after Roma offered him to clubs for just £14million.

The former Manchester City star scored 19 goals for his club last season and has five years of Serie A experience.

However, Juventus face competition from Inter Milan for his signature.

And Pirlo has lined up six further players in case he misses out on Dzeko.

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Wolves star Jimenez is thought to be the preferred option after his superb season in the Premier League and Europa League.

But Wolves are claimed to be demanding around £90m for the Mexican, which – at the age of 29 – doesn't appear to be great value.

Juventus are rumoured to be willing to send Alex Sandro, Aaron Ramsey and Douglas Costa to Molineux instead.

Pirlo is also keeping tabs on Arsenal ace Lacazette – with the Frenchman's future at the club in jeopardy with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang now tipped to sign a new contract at the Emirates.

Lacazette struggled for form in 2019-20 and could look for a fresh start to reinvigorate his career.

Fellow Frenchman Karim Benzema is also on Pirlo's shortlist – with Cristiano Ronaldo recently pleading with Juventus to bring the in-form Real Madrid ace to Turin.

Atletico Madrid ace Alvaro Morata is another on Pirlo's radar after his resurgence back in Spain.

Back in Serie A, Juventus have got their eyes on Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milk and red-hot Atalanta ace Duvan Zapata.

However, Milik appears to be on the brink of a move to Roma to replace Dzeko.

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