Monday, 27th August, 2012
Italian giants Juventus have reignited their interest in Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic after struggling to sign Fernando Llorente from Athletic Bilbao.
According to Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport, Old Lady officials are frustrated by the stubborn attitude of Athletic Bilbao and have thus cooled their interest in the contract rebel forward.
And now Juventus are pondering over a move for Montenegrin starlet Jovetic, who has been the subject of interest from many of the elite European clubs this summer.
The player has a €30M release clause in his contract and the reigning Serie A champions will have to meet the clause in order to have any chance of buying the Viola forward. Fiorentina are not ready to settle for any price other than the €30M asking fee present in the player’s contract.
It remains to be seen whether the Old Lady will be able to find a way to complete a swoop for the 22-year-old, who has four years remaining on his current deal.
The Turin club have also identified alternative options should they fail to sign Jovetic, with the names of Benfica striker Oscar Cordozo and Roma forward Marco Borriello mooted as two being considered.