Man United Want Cultured £25m Serie A Striker to Replace Wayne Rooney

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Old Trafford side enter race for Fiorentina forward.

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Man United have entered the race to sign Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic according to the Daily Express.

Old Trafford boss David Moyes apparently sees the 23 year old Montenegro international as a possible replacement for Wayne Rooney in the event they fail to persuade the England forward to stay at the club this summer.

Arsenal and Chelsea are known to be keen on Jovetic, who has scored 27 goals over the course of the past two Serie A seasons.

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Jovetic’s Serie A employers are keen to extract as much from the probable sale of the cultured forward as possible, with Fiorentina chief Sandro Mencucci slapping a €30m (£25.6m) price-tag on the highly rated former Partizan Belgrade youngster.

Wayne Rooney made a verbal request to leave Man United a month before the end of the last campaign though the Man United forward has since denied such a demand was made, though Sir Alex Ferguson did repeatedly state this to be the case.

Replacing the former Everton striker would be a tough task, Rooney is after all the Premier League champions fourth highest goalscorer of all time.

Arguably though Rooney has adopted a less advanced striking role since Robin Van Persie’s arrival at the club and as such Jovetic, who thrives in a position behind a front-man, could be the ideal man to replace the Man United man if he is indeed to leave the club during the transfer window.

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