- Newcastle are looking to fend off competition from Arsenal and West Ham to sign Luka Jovic
- The Real Madrid striker has been struggling to make an impact since his summer move from Frankfurt
- It is understood Jovic's international teammate Aleksandar Mitrovic convinced him to make the move
Newcastle are presently active in the transfer market following their £300million takeover bid as they eye Real Madrid star Luka Jovic.
The Magpies are looking to beat Arsenal and West ham for the Serbian who is currently out of favour in Zinedine Zidane's side.
It is understood that the St, James' Park outfit are ready to pay the £62m price placed by the Spanish giants on the striker.
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Jovic made a summer move to Los Blancos from Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt but has failed to make an impression at the Bernabeu.
The 22-year-old has only played one full 90 minutes under Zidane and have come on as a substitute in 14 other appearances.
It is understood that Jovic has spoken to his international teammate Aleksandar Mitrovic about the potential move, 90min claim.
Mitrovic who currently plies his trade with Championship club Fulham suggested that his former club Newcastle would be ideal for his compatriot.
West Ham are also strong contenders for Jovic after their £45m acquisition of French striker Sebastian Haller turned into a flop.
But Hammers' boss David Moyes boss believes Haller and Jovic in his attack would pose a formidable combination for his side.
On the other hand, Gunners boss Mike Arteta is also looking for a long term replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who is set to leave the Emirates this summer.
Jovic has only managed to score two goals for Real but netted 30 in 55 appearances during his spell at Frankfurt.
Meanwhile. Legit.ng had earlier reported that Philippe Coutinho will only join Newcastle if the Premier League club appoints Mauricio Pochettino as manager, reports in Spain claim.
The Saint James' Park outfit are on the edge of a £300m takeover from a consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund at the end of April.
And a lot of big names have been linked to the Tyneside club including former Tottenham boss Pochettino.
According to Spanish news media outlet Mundo Deportivo, the 27-year-old would join the Magpies if the Argentine boss is hired.
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