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Arsenal Transfer News: Stevan Jovetic's Price Tag Reportedly Set by Fiorentina

FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 29: Stevan Jovetic of ACF Fiorentina celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and AC Siena at Stadio Artemio Franchi on January 29, 2012 in Florence, Italy.  (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)
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Craig DaviesContributor IIIJuly 10, 2012

Fiorentina have set their asking price for Stevan Jovetic, according to Sky Sports, as his name continues to crop up around Europe.

Most recently it has been Arsenal who have been linked with a move, but Premier League rivals Chelsea are also thought to be interested.

Serie A champions Juventus would also be keen to keep the highly rated Montenegrin in Italy.

Daniele Prade, the Viola’s sporting director, said:

Since the start of the season we have said that we are not selling Jovetic. There is, however, an agreement with the player that (should we get an offer) above a certain figure, we will sit down and evaluate the offer. So far we have not received an offer for the player. He is a top player and we will only consider offers above 30million Euros. He has the potential to become a player like Francesco Totti.

 

Comeback

Highly sought after around Europe before his move to Italy, the 22-year-old had to prove himself all over again after a ruptured cruciate ligament sidelined him for the 2010-11 season.

 

He has far from disappointed since returning, though, and has continued to catch the eye of Europe’s elite.

His flair, technique, dribbling and finishing ability are regularly praised.

Whilst typically being considered a striker in the No. 10 mould, it his versatility which would allow him to be deployed in a number of roles.

Way back in 2009, then-Montenegro boss Dejan Savicevic did nothing to ease the pressure on Jovetic by saying:

"He is utterly fearless and I don't see a limit to his potential. Is he the new Savicevic? No, he can be even better. He reminds me of Johan Cruyff."

Meanwhile, according to Eurosport, the Italians have distanced themselves from Marouane Chamakh.

Prade dismissing the deal due to the players wages:

"Have we made an offer for Chamakh? We have not made one because he earns three million Euros (per season)."

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