Real Madrid ‘confident’ on deal for striker Luka Jovic

Real Madrid have already held discussions with Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic and are confident on a deal, report in Spain.

Marca and Diario AS have both heavily linked Madrid with a move for the Serbian striker, who they say is their striking priority.

The striker has 17 goals in 23 Bundesliga starts this season, more than anyone else in the division apart from Robert Lewandowski, while he has also netted eight goals in the Europa League this campaign.

“There is a big possibility that Jovic will join Real Madrid,” Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director Bobic was cited as saying by Marca last week.

“My desire is for him to remain at Eintracht but I am also realistic – if a big club like Madrid comes in for him, we do not have a chance to keep him.”

The reports claim the Bosnian-born striker is the ‘number one choice’ at the outgoing European champions to reinvigorate their attack.

Frankfurt signed the striker permanently from Benfica in an €8m deal last week but they are now expected to sell him to Los Blancos for a sizable profit.

Madrid are said to hold a strong interest in the Serbian and are willing to pay €70m for his signature, say reports, while Barcelona are said to be no longer in the running.

Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in a deal.

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