Chelsea are working on a deal to sign 18 year old Serbian striker Milos Luković.
He is currently playing for FK IMT in his homeland, for whom he has scored ten goals in 19 matches.
Although the Serbian club rejected Chelsea’s initial offer of ₤4 million, preferring instead a deal that includes a percentage sell-on fee, there is confidence on all sides that an agreement can be met.
However, Chelsea fans hoping to see him in club colours anytime soon, will be disappointed.
That is because the plan is to immediately loan him to Ligue One Strasbourg, so that he can gain experience playing in a higher league than he has been used to so far in his career.
Chelsea’s owners Clearlake Capital bought a majority stake in Strasbourg last summer, and loaning Lukovic to them is part of the broader strategy of sharing players and technical expertise between the two clubs.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.