Eintracht Frankfurt’s hierarchy have quoted Manchester City and Liverpool an asking price of £40 million for in-form centre-forward Luka Jovic.
The Serbian star is enjoying the most prolific campaign of his career to date, having scored 22 times in 33 matches so far this campaign.
That form has brought the star to the attention of some of the European elite clubs, with Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Chelsea all reported to be sniffing around, while the latest reports have claimed Barcelona are in pole position for the forward.
However, it is both the Reds and the Citizens who are reported to hold serious interest in the player – and according to a British newspaper Metro – the Bundesliga club are willing to sell Luka this summer.
Serbia international is on a two-year loan in Bundesliga from Benfica but Eintracht Frankfurt are planning to trigger the option to make the switch a permanent one for a sum of just £5.3 million.
But his ‘transfer’ to the current club could be a short-lived one, with the German side reported to have told both Liverpool and Manchester City they would want £40m for the striker if they follow up their first interest with a firm enquiry in summer.
Manchester City are in the transfer market for another centre-forward to alleviate the pressure on Argentine star Sergio Aguero, though Spanish manager Pep Guardiola’s priority in summer is to find midfield competition and cover for the ageing Fernandinho.
The Reds, meanwhile, are in the transfer market for a new high-class striker with England international Daniel Sturridge certain to move on.
German star Timo Werner has been strongly considered as a target for Jurgen Klopp, but interest in the key RB Leipzig man is also far and wide and the club may find talks for Jovic far less complex.
Manchester United have made German club Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho one of their prime transfer targets for the summer transfer window but have rejected Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho, according to the latest reports in the British media.
Former Premier League giants Manchester City academy graduate Jadon has made a stunning breakthrough in Bundesliga and England forward is now valued at around £100 million by his current club.
According to a British online newspaper the Independent, Manchester United are keen to bolster their attacking variants and have Jadon in their sights.
But the Old Trafford outfit aren’t interested in ex-Liverpool player Coutinho even though intermediaries have contacted the club to offer the Brazilian star.
Philippe has struggled for form at Blaugrana this season, following his £145 million move in January transfer window of 2018, and seems to depart in the summer but Manchester United want players further forward.
Ole Gunnar Soslkjaer’s side could face stiff competition from Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain and league rivals Liverpool for Jadon, who has netted nine goals and registered 15 assists in the Bundesliga, German Cup, UEFA Champions League this term.
A £100 million fee would see Jadon replace £54 million Manchester City full-back Kyle Walker as the most expensive English player in football, while it would put the youngster fourth on the list of the world’s expensive players — behind Neymar, Coutinho and Kylian Mbappe.
Borussia Dortmund, however, have been delighted with Jadon’s progress this campaign and want to keep him until the summer of 2020 at least. At this moment, he is contracted to die Borussen until 2022.
Liverpool long-term target James Rodriguez has reportedly ruled out a permanent transfer to German champions Bayern Munich at the end of the current campaign, leaving his career in limbo giving the chance to Premier League teams to make move for his signature.
The Colombia international attacker has spent the past two campaigns on a season-long loan deal at the Allianz Arena from La Liga giants Real Madrid, where his career unlikely to continue since the return of Zinedine Zidane.
Frenchman’s dogout combined with the arrival of fellow non-EU player Eder Militao, is believed to have ended any hopes Colombian forwrd to play one again for the Los Blancos.
Despite a vast improvement in form at German champions in recent months, though, Spanish media outlet Marca reports that the 26-year-old is not interested in staying at Allianz Arena.
German heavyweights had the option of securing the services of James on a permanent deal would worth £36m, and that is the sum the Los Blancos are supposedly looking to recoup should another interested team step forward with an offer.
Serie A giants Napoli and Juventus are believed to be favourites in the race to secure the services of the former Porto and AS Monaco ace, while Liverpool and Manchester United are also keeping tabs on his signature ahead of the summer transfer window.
It is believed that if Bayern Munich won’t seal a £36m permanent deal for the Colombian playmaker and he will be free to leave the club after the season ends.