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Chelsea set to miss out as Barcelona lead race for €60m strike target

Barcelona have emerged as the favourites to beat Chelsea to Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic, according to reports.

Jovic, 21, is enjoying the most prolific season of his career to date, and is currently the Bundesliga’s top scorer with 14 goals this term.

The Serbia international striker, who is in the second season of a two-year loan from Portuguese giants Benfica, has attracted the interest of Real Madrid, Chelsea and Bayern Munich, but according to Goal , Barcelona are at the front of the queue for the forward.

Frankfurt have an option to buy Jovic from Benfica for just €6m this summer, and could look to turn a quick profit by immediately selling him on for around €60m.

The report claims that interested parties aren’t keen on paying the full asking price, with €35m seen as a more realistic price.

Alternatively, Jovic could join Bayern Munich, where he would reunite with former Frankfurt coach Niko Kovac.


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