Chelsea might be set to miss out on the sig of Eintracht Frankfurt attacker Luka Jovic.
The 21-year-old forward is on loan at the Bundesliga club from Portuguese giants Benfica, however, the Germans will sign him and try to sell him for a higher profit this summer.
With many European teams are believed to be eager to capture the 21-year-old’s signature, the Spanish giants Barcelona appear to have fired the first shot.
A Calcio Mercato report reported that the team chiefs have met with Jokic’s agents, with a move seeming to be drawing on the edge day by day.
The Blues were one of the first teams to be rumoured with a move for the attacker forward, however, now might – for a multitude of reasons – miss out the signing of highly-rated forward.
The pending court case to determine the West London club’s’ transfer ban could bar them from signing anyone next campaign, however, it seems as though the Jokic ship may have already sailed.
Jovic has been in stunning form this season he has managed to found back of the net 16-times in 25 appearences in Bundesliga club.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have been handed massive blow in their pursuit of Cagliari playmaker Nicolo Barella, with reports from Italy indicating that he is keen to remain in Serie A.
The 22-year-old playmaker appears to be all but set for an exit from Cagliari ahead of next campaign, however, a switch to the English top-tier does not seem to be on the cards.