Report: Real Madrid Flop Rejected Chelsea Switch Before Werner Arrival

Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic rejected the chance to join Chelsea earlier this summer as he opted to stay at the Estadio Santiago Bernebeu.

Spanish newspaper AS confirmed that the Serbian international turned down clubs like Italian Serie A giants AC Milan, AS Monaco, Chelsea and Napoli in favour of staying at Real Madrid.

The 22-year-old has been a flop at Real Madrid after his first season.

He signed for the 13-time European champions from German Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt in a £60m deal.

Luka Jovic scored twice in 27 appearances for Real Madrid last season though the striker still ended the season with the Spanish La Liga title.

He has a goal contribution of 0.16 per game at Real Madrid and this is in stark contrast to his good form at Eintracht Frankfurt where he averaged 0.60 per game.

Chelsea turned their attention to Timo Werner after the decision from Luka Jovic.

Werner was signed by the Blues in a £53m deal and the German international has played two games for his new team on the competitive form.

He made his debut for Chelsea in the Premier League earlier this month in a 3-1 win at Brighton.

Timo Werner won a penalty during the game.

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