Report: Raul Jimenez fails to turn up for West Ham medical, claims to have overslept

Raul Jimenez's transfer to West Ham is in doubt.

West Ham had appeared close to signing Raul Jimenez, but the deal is currently in major doubt after he failed to attend a scheduled medical, report the Sunday Times.

Slaven Bilic told a press conference last week that Jimenez would be West Ham's last summer signing, reported by Talksport, with a season long long agreed with Atletico Madrid.

West Ham had successfully appealed a work permit denial for the Mexican international.

The Sunday Times report reads: "The Mexico international failed to turn up for a medical on Friday. Jimenez is understood to have informed West Ham that he missed his business flight to England because he ‘overslept’."

Clearly unimpressed with the excuse, West Ham have turned their attentions to Islam Slimani of Sporting Clube de Portugal, and Fabio Borini of Liverpool, the paper claim.

Jimenez has been linked with a move to Portuguese side Benfica, as report Mais Futbol, who claimed he could sign a contract with the club this week with an agreement also in place with Atletico.

If he moves there then West Ham really will have been spun a line over his sleeping pattern. The writing may already be on the wall.

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