According to a report from 90 Min, West Ham and Newcastle could be set to battle it out for Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic this summer.

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The Hammers and the Magpies will undoubtedly be on the look-out for a new striker this summer.

But Newcastle might just hold the upper hand on West Ham. The Toon are on the verge of being taken over by a Saudi-backed consortium in a £300million deal (The Sun). And they will undoubtedly have more spending power than the east London outfit.

Jovic, 22, joined Madrid from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer for around £62 million, according to the Daily Mail.

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Luka Jovic (Photo by Alejandro/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

The Serbian has struggled during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu, however.

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He has just one goal in 21 appearances for Los Blancos to his name (Transfermarkt).

Jovic did struggle with an injury early on in his time with Madrid, however, so it is harsh to pass judgement on him as a failure just yet.

Perhaps a move away from Madrid is just what the Serbia international needs in order to reinvigorate his career.

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Luka Jovic (Photo by Alejandro/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

90 Min suggest that Newcastle and West Ham are keen to rescue Jovic from his Bernabeu nightmare.

 

They could face competition from Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United, however, for the 22-year-old’s signature.

So David Moyes might just have his work cut-out.

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Luka Jovic (Photo by DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

The Hammers might be able to trump Newcastle, however, by offering Jovic the chance to link up with his former Eintracht teammate Sebastien Haller.

As things stand though, transfers are surely a long way off from being completed.

The global health crisis has wreaked havoc with every form of life, including football.

And one would imagine that we need to return to some kind of normality before discussions between clubs can even take place.

 

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