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Luka Jovic 'close to Barca move'

11th February 2019, 14:02 by Andy Schooler

Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic is closing in on a transfer to Barcelona, according to German media reports.

The Serbia international's representatives have "largely agreed" terms on a move, says Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, but the two clubs have yet to settle on a fee, one which is expected to top the 65million euros Barca paid for Frenkie De Jong in last month's transfer window.

Jovic, currently the Bundesliga's top scorer, is still technically a Benfica player, but Frankfurt have an option to buy when his loan spell finishes at the end of the season. It is claimed the club will immediately sell him on.

The forward has netted 19 times in 27 games in all competitions this season and is seen as a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez by Barca.

Real Madrid also retain an interest, according to the report, while other clubs previously linked with the 21-year-old include Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

Despite Jovic's goals, Frankfurt sit only fifth in the Bundesliga table, trailing Red Bull Leipzig by five points with 13 games to play in the race for a top-four finish and a Champions League berth.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Andy Schooler

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