Stamford Bridge side to muscle in as Mourinho looks to beat Emirates Stadium side in race for Fiorentina forward.
Chelsea are ready to battle Arsenal in the race to sign highly rated Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic according to the Daily Star.
Incoming Blues boss Jose Mourinho is said to be be a big fan of the 23 year old Montenegro international and is ready to make a move for the £25m rated Serie A forward and in all likelihood has the financial clout to blow Arsenal out of the water if a bidding war begins for Jovetic.
This source also claims that the Fiorentina star is a big admirer of Mourinho and this too could aid Chelsea’s push to sign the talented attacker.
Jovetic has been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium for months now and it would be quite a stunning shock if Chelsea were to successfully hijack the North London club’s push for the former Partizan Belgrade man, who has scored 27 goals in the past two Serie A campaigns.
Chelsea’s need for effective striking options may actually be greater than that of Arsenal. Fernando Torres has struggled to come anywhere close to justifying the £50m Roman Abramovich forked out for his services. The Spaniard only recently ended a 16 game Premier League drought and managed just eight goals in English top tier football last term. Demba Ba has also struggled for form since his January move to West London.
Stevan Jovetic is certainly likely to leave Fiorentina, not least because Vincenzo Montella’s side narrowly failed to secure a Champions League berth for next term, so it seems he may have a host of options to think over in the coming days and weeks.