Manchester United appear to be considering adding a new striker before the transfer deadline.

Gianluca di Marzio reports United are keen on the Real Madrid forward and have made an enquiry.

Real’s stance on Jovic’s future is unclear, with Zinedine Zidane so far unable to get the best out of him.

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Asked about Jovic today, Zidane responded simply by saying the door was open to all possibilities ahead of the deadline.

The Real Madrid boss was quoted by “You have to take everything into account.

“Until the fifth [of October], the market is open. We will see. The players are fine and that’s what interests me.”

He’s backed him despite struggles

Just last week, Zidane was talking up Jovic and hoping he would step up and produce at the Bernabeu.

He was quoted by One Football: “I’ve never thought that Jović is incompatible with Benzema.

“I believe every player can contribute something and I work on ensuring all the players are ready during training.”

Jovic has struggled to score goals since his £62 million move from Real Madrid in 2019.


He netted 27 goals that year for Eintracht Frankfurt, but has only two for Real.

Jovic is still only 22, and earlier this year Zidane gave him big backing to succeed long term. in June: “He is the future. He has to be calm. He is learning.

“He’s a boy who wants to learn a lot. He’s very good. He’ll get a lot of goals. We’ve backed him and you have to be calm with him.”

While Jovic is clearly a talent, a move away from Real Madrid would probably help him.

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Whether a switch to another big club like Manchester United would be the right move, is another matter, but English football may suit the Serbian better.

Zidane’s backing of Jovic suggests he may not be ready to give up on him altogether.

United may have to make do with a loan deal, although to make this work, an option to buy would ideally be included.

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