Blow For Arsenal As Fiorentina Insist Stevan Jovetic Is Not For Sale

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In-demand striker is ‘not on the market’.

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Arsenal have been dealt the blow by Fiorentina that long-standing target Stevan Jovetic is not for sale this summer, according to ESPN.

The 23-year-old has been a key player for the Serie A side in recent seasons, attracting interest from the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Juventus, though Arsenal were believed to be frontrunners for his signature for much of the summer.

The Gunners are keen to add a new striker to their ranks this summer and have also been linked with Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain, though they now look like missing out on Jovetic after Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade said the player is not on the market.

“We have been clear about Jovetic. He is not on the market,” Prade said. “There is a word given to the boy by the president: at the end of the season they would talk together, but those are the conditions, otherwise we keep him happy.”

Juventus were reportedly rivalling Arsenal for his signature, though Fiorentina were supposedly keen to avoid the player moving to a rival Italian club, but their stance now seems to be that they are not looking to sell him at all.

Jovetic himself has welcomed interest from England, but it looks increasingly likely that he won’t get his move this summer.

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