Eastlands outfit will crank up their offer for Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetic to £27 million.
Man City are willing to meet Stevan Jovetic’s £27 million buy-out-clause, according to The Sun.
Interest is high in the 23-year-old Montenegro striker, and Juventus and Arsenal have been heavily linked with the Fiorentina star all summer.
However, the Scudetto winners have already snapped up Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente, whereas City have sold both Mario Balotelli and Tevez in the past six months, with Edin Dzeko possibly following them out of the Etihad, too.
This leaves the door open for a move for Jovetic, who scored 13 league goals last season. Man. City would also be able to meet the player’s £120,000 per week wage demands.
City had apparently been after similarly priced striker Alvaro Negredo from Sevilla, but their club president Jose Maria Del Nido has emphatically denied receiving a bid for the Spaniard.
The move for Jovetic could be made easier by Fiorentina’s recent acquisition of £17 million German forward Mario Gomez from Bayern Munich.
Liverpool have also been credited with interest in Jovetic, but it is thought that Man. City’s financial clout has helped them lead the race for the coveted forward.
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