Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta orders transfer raid on Real Madrid for Chelsea target Luka Jovic

Mikel Arteta wants to sign Luka Jovic this summer if Real Madrid put the striker up for sale, according to reports.

Jovic has landed himself in hot water with his club for breaking lockdown rules in Serbia after he was given permission to fly him during the coronavirus pandemic.

Real is prepared to offload Jovic after less than a season at the club following a £50million transfer move last summer.

Chelsea and Tottenham tried to sign Jovic before he joined Real and the La Liga giants were going to offer the Premier League duo the chance to secure his signature.

Jovic has scored just twice in all competitions for Real this season, but the Daily Star claim Arteta is a fan of the 22-year-old.

The Serb was one of the most prolific strikers in Europe when Real signed him and Arteta thinks Jovic is an excellent option to lead Arsenal’s frontline.

With uncertainty surrounding the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal have been tipped to sign another striker.

Arteta likes to play Alexandre Lacazette in the central forward role, but the Spanish coach also thinks Jovic could take on that position at Arsenal.

The Gunners are set to face competition from Chelsea and Tottenham who are in the hunt for new frontmen when the transfer window opens.

Chelsea want someone to challenge Tammy Abraham, while Tottenham’s season has been derailed following an injury to usual No.1 Harry Kane.

It is currently unclear when the next transfer window will open as the Premier League aims to play postponed games during the summer.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced football in Spain and the UK to be suspended and clubs are growing increasingly concerned about if the season will be finished.

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