Chelsea is looking to bolster their attacking options in January and they are keeping tabs on Serbian wonder-kid Luka Jovic, according to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo.
The 17-year-old centre-forward has attracted interest from other top clubs. Two other London clubs Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are also among his suitors as well as Portuguese giants Benfica.
Jovic is in very good from this season with Serbian side Red Star Belgrade scoring three goals in eight SuperLiga this season.
Jovic is also is the club’s youngest ever scorer having scored on his debut against Vojvodina in 2014.
The Serbian club rejected a £2-million bid from Spanish giants Atletico Madrid this summer as they believe the value for the teenage sensation is at around £6-million.
Another club Ajax is also monitoring the youngster.
His playing style has attracted comparisons to Darko Pančev and Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, who is also his idol.
He has so far appeared 35 times for the Serbian side and scored 10 goals and assisted 2 goals.
He is also capped for different youth levels of Serbia and played 6 games for Serbia under 16, 5 games for Serbia under 17 and 1 game for Serbia under 19. He scored 3 goals for under 16 and 4 goals for under 17.
On 11 December 2013, Jović scored a hat-trick for Serbia U17 in a 4-1 win versus Croatia U17. In July 2014, Jović was called up by youth coach Veljko Paunović to Serbia’s U19 squad for the 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.
Benfica is favourites to and the youngster like they did for current Liverpool star Lazar Markovic from Partizan Belgrade beating the likes of Chelsea, but Mourinho is a fan of the player and he can change the equations.
With Diego Costa, Chelsea has a risk of having a striker who gets in a lot of controversies and faces ban every season just like he is suspended right now by Football Association fro violent actions against Arsenal. Falcao has failed to impress and Ramy is also not favoured by Mourinho. So Jovic’s talent might get be used right away if Chelsea gets the signature of the Serbian.