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Newcastle United face missing out on Stevan Jovetic as he undergoes medical with Monaco

Stevan Jovetic shoots from the penalty spot during warm up during the International Champions Cup match between FC Internazionale and Chelsea FC at National Stadium on July 29, 2017 in...

Newcastle United target Stevan Jovetic is close to joining Monaco.

Stevan Jovetic (3rd from left) of FC Internazionale is embraced by his team-mates after scoring from the penalty spot during the International Champions Cup match between FC Internazionale...

Newcastle United have been heavily linked with a move for Inter Milan forward Stevan Jovetic, but it seems he is moving to Monaco instead.

Last week Tuttomercatoweb reported that the Magpies are determined to land the player after Jovetic rejected Newcastle’s opening approach.

The 27-year-old, who spent the last season on loan with Sevilla, was understood to be hesitant over a potential return to England.

Stevan Jovetic shoots from the penalty spot during warm up during the International Champions Cup match between FC Internazionale and Chelsea FC at National Stadium on July 29, 2017 in...

Rafael Benitez is a keen admirer of the player, and reportedly tried to sign the Montenegrin forward when he was the manager of Liverpool. As it stands, he is set to miss out on signing him again.

Monaco have identified Jovetic as a replacement for outbound star Kylian Mbappe. According to RMC, Jovetic is close to agreeing a permanent switch to the French champions and has undergone a medical already.

In fact, a picture of the forward in the Monaco kit has been leaked.

Newcastle United have made a stuttering start to their Premier League campaign, however they head into the international break on the back of a 3-0 win against West Ham on Saturday.

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