I was really surprised to read that Juventus are out of the Stevan Jovetic sweepstakes. Juventus chased Jovetic all summer, and I expected then to go back to Fiorentina with a new bid in January.
But Bianconeri director Giuseppe Marotta says that the champions are no longer interested in the striker.
“We spoke with Fiorentina president [Mario] Cognini and sporting director [Daniele] Prade about Jovetic,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“However, we are no longer interested in signing him now.”
What could have cost Juventus to lose interest in a player they coveted all sumer? The arrival of money-is-no-option Manchester City is why.
Reports out of England say that the English champions have had a new €25m offer for Stevan Jovetic turned down by Fiorentina as they are holding out for at least €30m, if not €35m.
The Montenegro international is hot property on the transfer market and already saw offers come in over the summer from Chelsea.