Chelsea were one of the clubs to show interest in Real Madrid striker Luka Jović this summer, according to AS.
It’s claimed the Blues, along with Napoli, AS Monaco and AC Milan had arrived at the 22-year-old’s doorstep for his signature.
However, the Serbia international and the ‘sports management’, most likely that of the La Liga winners, refused the option to join any of them.
Frank Lampard’s side have bolstered their attacking division by signing Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz this summer.
Jović turning down an approach from the west London club could have taken place before Chelsea agreed a deal with RB Leipzig to sign Werner in June.
The former Benfica man struggled in his debut season in Spain, managing only two goals and two assists in all competitions.
Zinedine Zidane recently held talks with his player, and AS now states the Real Madrid manager has asked his frontman to go out on loan before the window closes on October 5th.
Chelsea, Napoli and Monaco have all strengthened their strikeforce by bringing in new players, and having rejected these clubs, Jović now has few options to choose from.