Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is ready to offload struggling striker Luka Jovic in the summer transfer window – with Chelsea and Tottenham reportedly circling.
After netting 27 goals in 48 appearances for Eintracht Frankfurt last season, Jovic secured a lucrative £55m switch to the Bernabeu last summer.
But the Serbian’s dream move has quickly turned into a nightmare, with a measly return of two goals in 24 appearances meaning Zidane has instead relied on Karim Benzema at the pinpoint of his attack.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Jovic is now destined to depart Madrid after spending just one season at the club.
Zidane is said to have tired of waiting for the 22-year-old to hit form, meaning Madrid chiefs are already on the hunt for a new attacking recruit ahead of the summer window.
There are also concerns over Jovic’s attitude after he ignored instructions not to leave his home in Serbia amid the coronavirus outbreak.
It therefore seems unlikely the player will remain at the club next season, but he won’t be short of offers from other potential suitors.
AC Milan and Napoli are reportedly “very interested” in signing Jovic this summer, while Chelsea and Tottenham are monitoring his situation at Madrid ahead of the window.
Rumours in Italy suggest Napoli are leading the race for the forward’s signature having recently held discussions with his agent.
Nevertheless, Madrid will want to recover the £55m they forked out to sign him last summer and it could prove difficult for teams to meet their demands.
And both Milan and Napoli are only open to signing Jovic on a permanent transfer as opposed to a loan deal.
Premier League rivals Chelsea and Spurs have been linked with a move for the player in the past.
Frank Lampard is said to be targeting a striker at Stamford Bridge to provide competition for Tammy Abraham, who has bagged 15 goals in 34 appearances so far this term.
Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi look likely to depart the Blues this summer, meaning Lampard will be in need of reinforcements.
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