Chelsea are leading Manchester United and Arsenal in the transfer race to sign Luka Jovic, reports say.
Jovic is one of the most in-demand strikers in Europe having scored 23 goals in 37 appearances this season for Eintracht Frankfurt.
Barcelona and Real Madrid are desperate to sign Jovic, who is on a two-year loan from Benfica. Eintracht will trigger an option to buy the Serbian permanently this summer.
Spanish outlet Marca claim that while Barcelona and Real are keen on the 21-year-old, Chelsea are at the front of the queue among Jovic’s English suitors.
Eintracht will demand a monster fee for Jovic should they decide to sell this summer with some reports claiming the German side have set a £67million asking price.
It is believed that another Premier League giants Manchester City are also tracking Jovic, but the Sky Blues have been put off by Eintracht’s valuation. United have a host of striking options at the club, as do Arsenal who house Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in their squad.
Chelsea are rumoured to be ready to re-start their search for a No.1 striker in the summer as on-loan forward Gonzalo Higuain has failed to impress.
Any move for Jovic though could be blocked by the fact Chelsea are facing a two-window transfer ban. Fifa rejected Chelsea’s request to have their ban frozen during the appeal process.
However, the Chelsea board are still hopeful they can find a way of making any kind of signings during the summer transfer window.