FRANKFURT - English Premier League giants Manchester United are among the clubs interested in Eintracht Frankfurt's Croatian World Cup star Ante Rebic, German sports daily Sport-Bild reported on Wednesday.
The attacker has been in exceptional form of late, scoring two goals as Eintracht Frankfurt clinched a first German Cup in 30 years before helping Croatia to their first World Cup semi-final in 20 years with some eye-catching performances in Russia.Now the game's big names seem to be queuing up to sign him, with Premier League clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal also rumoured to be interested, along with Italian side Napoli.
If Eintracht can't hold on to Rebic, there will be some comfort in the transfer fee they will receive, which will have risen with every round negotiated successfully by Croatia in Russia. Rebic is under contract at the Bundesliga side until 2021 and is now expected to command a fee of around 50 million euros (59 million dollars) - significantly higher than the reported 3 million euros that Eintracht paid Fiorentina for his services.
Eintracht's sporting director Fredi Bobic told German broadcaster Sport 1 on Tuesday that they were counting on the 24-year-old being at the club for next season and that they had had no concrete offers.
"So far, there are no offers available and we're planning a steady season with Ante Rebic for the new season," Bobic told Sport 1. "Of course we know that a lot can happen when a big club makes an offer. We cannot compete economically with the big ones, but that's nothing new."DPA