Montenegrin international unlikely to secure move to Turin.
Fiorentina have delivered a clear message to Juventus, requesting a €30m bid or a withdrawal of interest over striker Stevan Jovetic.
The 23-year-old has made it clear over the summer that his preference would be a move to Turin after he revealed he is ready to move on from the Viola.
However, negotiations haven’t gone well thus far due to the poor relations between the two clubs as well as the Bianconeri’s signings of Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez.
At this stage it would appear that there is little room for Jovetic in Turin, although Antonio Conte is expected to allow both Alessandro Matri and Fabio Quagliarella to leave in order to make space for the arrival of the Montenegrin.
However, the message is clear from Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle, Juve must meet the player’s release clause fee or they will actively look to sell him elsewhere with interest high from Premier League clubs including Manchester City.
“They can give us €30m cash or nothing at all. Otherwise, we’ll give him to someone else,” he revealed on Mediaset Premium as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“It’s time to understand whether Juve have the money or not. I think they do. We will not accept players in part-exchange.
“We won’t wait much longer…”
His latest statement undoubtedly puts pressure on Juve to come up with a bid for the player, or they risk missing out on one of their top priorities this summer.
Having clinched the signing of Mario Gomez earlier this week, Fiorentina have no requirement for any of Conte’s players in a player exchange deal, and so it will now be up to the reigning champions of Italy to come up with the money in order to land their primary target.