Portuguese newspaper O Jogo has published comments attributed to businessman Fali Ramadani, who currently owns 70 per cent of alleged Tottenham Hotspur target Luka Jovic.
The 17-year-old striker currently plays for Serbian club Red Star Belgrade, and O Jogo are among the publications that are reporting interest from Tottenham, along with their London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea.
However, it is not only Premier League clubs who are said to be interested in the young Croatian forward, with O Jogo reporting that Benfica are also keeping tabs on him.
In an interview originally published by the print edition of Serbian magazine Informer and later posted online by O Jogo, Ramadani is quoted as saying, “Right now, Luka is not playing and that may influence the price.
“Benfica asked for Jovic, but negotiations have not advanced. I cannot say how much the club will want because we are still in the early stages, there is still no formal negotiations.”
He did however go on to confirm that Red Star only own 30 per cent of the player’s economic rights, suggesting that if he did ultimately move on it would take a considerable offer to please all parties.
Tottenham have reportedly been keeping a very close eye on Jovic, with the Daily Mail claiming last week that they have regularly sent scouts to watch him in action.
With three goals in the first four matches of this season Jovic would have impressed, but it seems any club is a long way from negotiating a future move for the talented teenager.