AC Milan are interested in a move for Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic but face strong competition both domestically and abroad, a report claims.
According to SportMediaset, Ante Rebic is the only player in Milan’s current forward department who is guaranteed to stay behind the summer, and the Rossoneri are looking for a new partner considering Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to leave on June 30 as it stands.
The report claims that CEO Ivan Gazidis has probed the ground with Real Madrid for Luka Jovic, who only arrived at the Bernabeu last summer for €60m from Eintracht Frankfurt but has struggled for both goals and playing time.
Given the investment Real made it seems highly unlikely he would be allowed to leave permanently, but a loan could be the ‘perfect formula’ in a summer window which will be heavily influenced by the economic crisis generated by the Coronavirus epidemic.
Relations between Milan and Los Blancos are ‘excellent’ and that could be decisive, but Inter are also in the hunt for the Serbia international as they may have to replace Lautaro Martinez.
Napoli are mentioned as interested, as are Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal plus another couple of teams in the Premier League. Milan may have an advantage though due to the formidable partnership Jovic had with Ante Rebic at Eintracht Frankfurt.
Jovic has a contract that expires in 2025 and current earns €5million per season, a figure that exceeds the salary cap, but the situation is described as an ‘interesting’ one worth following.