There are reports in Spain that Real Madrid are close to a deal with striker Luka Jovic as they look to revamp their attack this summer.
The Serb is in his second year on loan at Frankfurt from Benfica and made the move permanent earlier this week for a reported fee of just €7million (£6m).
Jovic has scored 25 goals across all competitions this campaign to help Frankfurt into the semi-finals of the Europa League against Chelsea and now the German side are expected to cash in on his remarkable rise.
According to Spanish outlet AS, as reported by The Daily Mail, Real are now close to reaching an agreement with Frankfurt for the 21-year-old.
It is claimed Frankfurt will hold out for a deal between £43m and £50m with Benfica due 20 per cent of any fee.
Zinedine Zidane has been promised significant backing in the transfer market this summer as he looks to rejuvenate his Madrid squad following a disappointing season.
Jovic would provide competition for Karim Benzema as Zidane focuses on catching Barcelona domestically and improving on their disappointing Champions League campaign this season.
Manchester City and Bayern Munich are also keeping tabs on Jovic, and the Premier League club even ‘sent scouts to watch him play’ against Benfica in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final last week.
City director Txiki Begiristain was reportedly on the guest list to watch Frankfurt’s Europa League quarter-final first leg against his former club.
The Sun claimed Begiristain was there to make notes on the prolific striker as Pep Guardiola remains on the lookout for new emerging talent to compete with Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus.