Manchester United’s £16m Target Jovetic Is Honoured By Interest

Top Notch Italian speaks out about potential Premier League move.

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Emerging striker Stevan Jovetic has said he will resist the lure of Manchester United to continue his education with Fiorentina.

The talented teenager has caught the eye of a number of leading clubs following a string of outstanding performances for the Viola, culminating in his two goals in the 2-0 win over Liverpool in their Champions League qualifying game last week.

Sir Alex Ferguson has seldom made big purchases in January and 19-year-old Jovetic would be ineligible for United this season in Europe’s premier club competition in any event.

The Montenegro striker says he feels at home at the Artemio Franchi but admits he is flattered by reports suggesting that Ferguson is a fan.

“I read about the transfer stories around me and am honoured by Manchester United’s interest, but I am very happy in Florence,” Jovetic told Serbian daily Blic.

“At Fiorentina I have everything I need to grow and improve as a player. I have a contract with the Viola for another five years and I have no intention of leaving.”

Ferguson tried to sign Karim Benzema in the summer to offset the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez, but refused to enter a bidding war with Spain’s big-spending capital club Real Madrid.

Nick Walsh writes features and betting previews for Betfair.

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