Gunners and Juve target wants new challenge says Viola general manager.
Fiorentina’s general manager has confirmed that Arsenal target Stevan Jovetic is set to leave Florence this year because he wants “a new experience”.
The Montenegrin forward has been linked with moves to the Gunners and scudetto winners Juventus, after bagging 13 goals in the Serie A this term.
The Viola are thought to be holding out for around £25m for the 23-year-old, with Juve reportedly ready to offer players plus cash to get their man.
Sandro Mencucci, Fiorentina general manager, has admitted Jovetic will be sold for the right price but stressed that playmaker Adem Ljajic is staying put.
“Ljajic and Jovetic are two completely different situations, because Jovetic wants a new experience and we’ll try to make him happy, but only if a suitable offer comes in,” Mencucci is quoted as saying by Football Italia.
“However, we want to renew Ljajic’s contract and will see how that negotiation process evolves.”
Fiorentina were pipped to a Champions League spot after two late goals by AC Milan on the final day of the Serie A season and Mencucci admitted there was sense of disappointment around the club.
“We are certainly happy with our placement, because at the start of the season our maximum target had been Europa League qualification.
“Having reached fourth place with 70 points is something to be satisfied about. Vincenzo Montella is a young Coach who had already done well with Catania and, even if inexperienced, the club considered him to be up to the task of leading our important project.”