Manchester City Join Chase For In-Demand Serie A Striker

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Arsenal and Chelsea face competition for Fiorentina star.

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Manchester City are said to be stepping up their interest in Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic after missing out on Edinson Cavani, Football Italia claims.

The 23-year-old has been subject of much speculation this summer, with Arsenal thought to be leading the race to sign him last month, though a deal reportedly hit a snag as Fiorentina raised their asking price.

Juventus have also been linked with the Montenegro international, though La Viola are keen not to sell their star player to a Serie A rival, making a move to England likely.

However, Arsenal will probably be priced out of a move now, as Chelsea and Manchester City are more likely to be able to offer Fiorentina the £25million they want for Jovetic.

Mourinho is keen to sign a new striker this summer, and is a fan of Jovetic, but City are also looking for new additions with the arrival of their new manager Manuel Pellegrini. And with Chelsea looking increasingly likely to opt for the signing of Robert Lewandowski from Borussia Dortmund, the Etihad Stadium may be the most logical destination for Jovetic.

Fiorentina are also receiving a lot of interest for another key player of theirs – Adem Ljajic, wanted by Chelsea and Manchester United.

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