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Barcelona to pip Chelsea in race to land Eintracht Frankfurt star Luka Jovic

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CHELSEA are set to face further disappointment in the transfer window as Barcelona close in on their transfer target Luka Jovic, according to reports.

The Blues are already bracing themselves for Eden Hazard’s exit from the club particularly with Champions League qualification hanging in the balance. 

Chelsea are set to miss out on striker Luka Jovic
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Jovic, a striker from Eintracht Frankfurt, has impressed scouts across Europe following his performances in the Bundesliga.

Just 21-years-old, he has found the net 14 times and assisted four and clubs have taken note of his sky-high potential.

The Serbian international is currently on a two-year loan period away from parent club Benfica but it appears he could be set for a permanent switch in the summer.

According to German publication Frankfurter Allgemeine, Barca have already agreed a pre-contract with the player and will now turn their attentions on agreeing on a transfer fee.

The young Serbian striker has reportedly agreed already a pre-contract with Barcelona
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Jovic has bagged 14 goals in the Bundesliga this term
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They eye him as a long-term successor to Luis Suarez who turned 32 last month.

The news will come as a blow to Chelsea who have been watching his progress closely.

Under-pressure boss Maurizio Sarri is in the market for a new striker in the summer with Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud failing to cut the mustard.

They landed Gonzalo Higuain on a loan deal in January but at the age of 31, Chelsea want to look towards the future.

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