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Sat Apr 19 11:25:26 SAST 2014

Juve like the look of Jovetic

TEAMtalk Media | 19 July, 2012 13:390 Comments
Atalanta BC v ACF Fiorentina  - Serie A
Stevan Jovetic of Fiorentina looks dejected during the Serie A match against Atalanta at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia on April 29, 2012 in Bergamo, Italy
Image by: Valerio Pennicino / Getty Images

Juventus general director Beppe Marotta has confirmed the Serie A champions are interested in signing Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic.

The Montenegro international has been heavily linked with an exit from the Stadio Artemio Franchi during the current transfer window.

Juve, along with Premier League trio Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool have all been credited with an interest in acquiring the signature of Jovetic, who is contracted to Viola until June 2016.

The Florence outfit have declared their intention to keep hold of their prized asset, but admitted they could be willing to part with the 22-year-old if the right offer came in.

The Bianconeri have now revealed Jovetic is a player they are looking at, with Marotta saying: "We like Jovetic. But he's a Fiorentina player and they have the right to keep him.

"But he is the profile of player we are looking for. He's an interesting young player with real value and technical qualities that would be good for us. But I can't say more.

"We know where we are and what we must do. It's impossible thinking about negotiating with players who cannot be transferred."

Fiorentina sports director Daniele Prade has since acknowledged that a ?30million bid would prize Jovetic away from the club, although he stressed they weren't looking to sell.

"I spoke with the owners and they told me that the player is not on the market," Prade told Sky Sports Italia.

"But there is a gentlemen's agreement and if someone makes an offer for him close to ?30million (£23.5m), without some players in exchange, we can sit at a table and discuss. But we want to keep Jovetic."

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