Chelsea has its eye on another forward to lead the line at Stamford Bridge.

By 90Min
February 14, 2019

Chelsea are thought to be on the prowl for a new center forward once again in the summer, and reports in Germany say Roman Abramovich & Co. are considering a bid for Eintracht Frankfurt's Serbian sensation Luka Jovic.

Gonzalo Higuain landed at Stamford Bridge last month, but as yet there is nothing concrete tying him to the club beyond the expiration of his loan in the summer, as Olivier Giroud's contract also runs out at the same time. 

With neither Alvaro Morata or Tammy Abraham fancied to be offered a return to the first team from their respective loans, it may leave the Blues looking to the transfer market to secure a new No. 9 yet again, and Bild say that a £39m bid for Jovic, who has so far set the Bundesliga alight, is very much on the table.

Currently in the second half of a two-year loan from parent club Benfica, the 21-year-old has netted 19 goals in 27 appearances so far this term, and Frankfurt are expected to trigger a buyout clause of €7-10m before selling him on for a huge profit once the season is over and done with. 

That's where Chelsea's interest comes in, but they may have to adapt any potential bid to stave off interest in the striker from elsewhere, as Liverpool and Barcelona have been linked with similar moves as of late. 

It's thought that Chelsea have the advantage of association with the player's 'advisor' Fali Ramadani, who was heavily involved in Maurizio Sarri and Jorginho's respective moves to Stamford Bridge

It's all far from a given, however, and while a striker does look to be on the agenda, you could argue there are more immediate issues to be dealt with at the club at present, as Eden Hazard could be set to leave at the end of the seasand speculation persists around the future of manager Sarri.

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