ACF Fiorentina have placed a £20 million tag on star forward Stefan Jovetic amidst speculation that English Premier League giants Arsenal and Chelsea are chasing the Montenegrin’s signature, according to Metro.
Jovetic has been one of the hottest names on the transfer market in recent weeks, and is reportedly drawing interest from Arsenal, Chelsea and Italian champions Juventus.
The Viola cannot really afford to lose their premier attacking threat, especially since they only tallied 37 goals in 38 Serie A matches in 2011-12.
As previously mentioned, Fiorentina averaged less than one goal per contest in Serie A, while Jovetic managed to bag 14 goals and three assists in 27 league matches.
In short, the Montenegro international accounted for 45.9% of Fiorentina’s league goals last term.
“Since the start of the season we have said that we are not selling Jovetic,” said Fiorentina director Daniele Prade.
“There is an agreement with the player that if we get an offer above a certain figure, we will sit down and evaluate the offer, but we will only consider offers above £20 million.
“He is a top player. But so far we have not received an offer for the player.”
Although Fiorentina have not received any concrete offers for Jovetic, it’s just a matter of time before the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Juventus or another big European club bid for the Montenegrin’s services.
AC Milan want Tevez, again
According to talkSPORT, Serie A giants AC Milan have renewed their interest in Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez.
The Rossoneri have reportedly reached out to City regarding the Argentine after speaking with Tevez’s agent Kia Joorabchian.
After allegedly refusing to come off the bench in City’s 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League on 27 September 2011, Tevez was exiled from the Etihad Stadium, and rightfully so.
Many assumed that the Argentine would not don City blue again. They were wrong.
Tevez made his controversial return on 21 March 2012 against Chelsea. He came on as a substitute in the 66th minute, replacing defensive midfielder Nigel De Jong.
The would-be Premier League champions were down 1-0 at the time after Gary Cahill opened the scoring for the visitors in the 60th minute.
City leveled the scoring in the 78th minute, courtesy of a Sergio Agüero penalty, and took the lead shortly thereafter through Samir Nasri.
The winning-goal was architected by none other than Carlos Tevez, following an inventive reverse pass to play in the Frenchman.
As they say, the rest is history.