Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho reportedly contacted his former boss Florentino Perez about signing Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic.
According to Defensa Central, the Portuguese phoned the Spanish club’s president regarding the 22-year-old’s availability.
Mourinho has lost Harry Kane for potentially the rest of the season, and is being tipped to dip into the transfer market to find cover.
Apparently Jovic was seen as an option by the former Manchester United boss, but he was given a resounding no by Perez.
Jovic has struggled at Real following his big-money move (around £53 million, Independent) to the Bernabeu last summer from Eintracht Frankfurt.
The player has made just four league starts and 18 appearances in total, but los Blancos are willing to give him the rest of the season to find his feet.
TBR’s view – Would have been a Tottenham risk
It sounds as though Jovic to Tottenham is a non-starter, and fans shouldn’t be too disappointed as he would have been a big risk.
He was obviously outstanding for Eintracht, but the player’s goalscoring momentum has been totally halted since changing clubs last summer.
Given his lack of game time with the Spanish giants, Spurs would be asking a lot for Jovic to quickly rediscover the form he showed during Bundesliga days.