Man United in contact to sign £40m-rated centre-forward

Manchester United have been in touch with Eintracht Frankfurt about the chance of signing Luka Jovic, who is in high demand this summer, with Manchester City being one of several clubs chasing the £40 million-rated attacker.

The 21-year-old star has enjoyed an excellent year, scoring 22 times in 36 matches and has even chipped in with seven assists.

Portuguese publication O Jogo claims the striker has been the subject of several transfer enquiries from rival sides, with Manchester United joining Barcelona, Bayern Munich Manchester City and Real Madrid in an official approach.

But those initial enquiries have been rejected by the club, who are anticipating a bidding war in the upcoming transfer window, and the player. The Catalan giants recently sent scouts to watch Luka Jovic in action as the Serbia international has impressed in the Europa League.

Luka Jovic made it seven goals in ten matches in Europe when he scored the winner against Inter Milan to send Eintracht into the Europa League quarter-finals.

The German side drew Benfica in the last eight, Luka Jovic’s former club, who will collect 30 percent of any future transfer sale. While the Red Devils might be willing on adding another centre-forward, Pep Guardiola wants competition for Premier League Golden Boot leader Sergio Aguero.

It remains to be seen what Manchester United will decide to do with £76 million investment Romelu Lukaku who has been in prolific form in the Premier League and Champions League also as the Belgium international emerged as the leader of the Red Devils in the latest matches.