Jovetic will definitely be leaving Fiorentina this summer.
Arsenal have been given a major boost in their long-running pursuit of coveted Fiorentina centre-forward Stevan Jovetic with the news that the Florence-based club have already drawn up a short-list of replacements for the player, says talkSPORT.co.uk.
It is an open secret that the North Londoners are desperate to bring the in-form Montenegro international to the Emirates at the end of this season, especially after head coach Arsene Wenger failed with a late bid to sign the 23-year-old in the recent January transfer window as his club wanted to keep hold of Jovetic until the summer.
However, recent reports in Italy suggest that Fiorentina are now prepared to offload the front man, who has scored an eye-catching 23 goals in his previous 48 Serie A starts for the club, and that they have already identified their No 1 transfer target to replace the soon-to-be-departed player.
And, that man is said to be Southampton playmaker Gaston Ramirez, who only arrived on the South Coast last summer in a deal worth a club-record £12 million for the Saints, only for a succession of injuries to hamper the 22-year-old’s progress in his debut campaign in the Premier League.