Stamford Bridge side set to snap up another new signing.
CHELSEA are thought to be moving closer to agreeing a deal for Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic.
Although the Blues reportedly failed with a £20million bid for the 22-year-old earlier this month, Italian newspaper La Gazetta dello Sport believes that a fee of £25million would be enough to capture the play-maker.
If Chelsea were to fork out such an amount, it would apparently match the buy-out clause in Jovetic’s contract.
SOURCE: Daily Star
Having already spend upwards of £37m to land Eden Hazard and Marko Marin it appears that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is not finished splashing the cash. With Roberto Di Matteo now on board as the permanent successor to Andre Villas-Boas it may well prove that a number of other new signings are also heading for Stamford Bridge.
The West London side have been linked with Fiorentina youngster Steven Jovetic for some time but now it seems he is nearing a move to the Champions League holders.
Chelsea appear to be moving towards a more youthful transfer policy as they look to reverse the ageing nature of their squad. The Montenegrin international has just completed his fourth season at Fiorentina and notched up 14 goals from 27 appearances and was chiefly used in an attacking midfield role just behind the strikers.
Having allowed Jose Bosingwa, Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou to leave and with reports that Florent Malouda could be on his way to Brazil, it seems that Di Matteo and Abramovich are looking to re-shuffle the Blues squad in the knowledge that whilst Chelsea did secure their maiden Champions League triumph they did find themselves finishing the Premier League season in sixth spot and falling further off the title chasing pack.