Jimenez open to Premier League move amid Liverpool and West Ham links

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The Mexico international forward will not "close any doors" as speculation suggests that he could soon be leaving Benfica and heading to England

Mexico and Benfica forward Raul Jimenez is open to a move to the Premier League amid links to Liverpool and West Ham.

Jimenez, 26, is reportedly a target for the two English clubs after helping Benfica to two Primeira Liga titles in as many seasons.

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The Mexico international, who spent a season at Atletico Madrid before heading to Portugal, would seemingly consider a move to the Premier League.

"The Premier League is a great championship, but you have to wait," Jimenez told ESPN after being sent off in his nation's third-place play-off loss to Portugal at the Confederations Cup on Sunday.

"I don't close any doors and we'll see what happens. I'm still at Benfica.

"Now, I'm going to have a good vacation then go back to work with everything."

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Jimenez was linked with a loan move to West Ham in August 2015, but instead joined Benfica on a five-year deal.

The forward, who scored one goal in four games at the Confederations Cup, said he had seen the reports linking him with a switch to England.

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"I saw the news came out but I don't know anything," Jimenez said. "I was concentrating on the national team.

"I have a date to return to Benfica, to join the pre-season games and I'm in the club's hands."

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