Manchester United open talks over beating Man City and Chelsea to £40m forward transfer

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Manchester United have reportedly initiated contact over a potential transfer swoop for in-demand young Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic.

The 21-year-old looks one of the most exciting young talents in Europe at the moment after a free-scoring campaign in the Bundesliga and the Europa League.

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Technically owned by Benfica but looking set for a permanent move to Frankfurt, it’s previously been claimed by the Metro that Jovic could move for around £40million this summer, with Manchester City interested.

They now translate a report from O Jogo claiming Manchester United have also made an approach for the Serbia international, in what could end up being a big Premier League scrap for the player.

Goal have also linked Jovic with Chelsea in recent times, and it is arguably the Blues who need a new centre-forward signing the most.

However, growing interest from United and City will surely mean a move to Manchester is the most likely as those two teams are looking more like teams on the up than Chelsea right now, and can probably offer better money.

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Luka Jovic has had a superb season for Eintracht Frankfurt

Chelsea are outsiders to finish in a Champions League place right now, and while United aren’t guaranteed one either, they remain in this season’s competition and have shown they can beat anyone after a stunning 3-1 win at Paris Saint-Germain in the last round.

City, meanwhile, are probably slight favourites to win the Premier League title and could do well to land a talent like Jovic as a long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero.

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