Jovetic City talk dismissed
Manchester City have not agreed a future deal to take Stevan Jovetic to the Etihad Stadium, according to his current club Fiorentina.
City were heavily linked with a summer swoop for the highly-rated 22-year-old Montenegro international striker, who was also attracting the interests of the Viola's Italian Serie A rivals Juventus. However, Jovetic opted to stay in Florence as he wants to help the club get back into the Champions League this season.
Fresh reports this week suggested that a £12million deal to take Jovetic to City in January had been agreed, but Viola sporting director Daniele Prade has rejected those claims out of hand.
"Jovetic's buy-out clause? I want to close this issue once and for all," he told La Nazione. "What we will do, will be done in a transparent way, so when there will be news about Jovetic's contract, we will notify it in an official manner.
"A pre-arrangement with Manchester City? The Della Valle family (Fiorentina owners) has excellent relations with City but there is no preliminary contracts with anyone, Jo-Jo is our player and he will be at least until the end of the season."
A reported City source has since told ESPN that City were not interested in signing Jovetic ahead of the August deadline as they were too busy taking other targets to the club.