Arsenal must stick to their Guns over Jovetic transfer by FD
Yes, I know it's the nature of transfers, but it's still highly frustrating for Arsenal fans. I'm talking about the on/off/on/off, will he?/won't he? saga that's developing over the possible move of Arsenal target Stevan Jovetic from Fiorentina to the Emirates.
Ever since the end of the Premier League season last Sunday, Arsenal fans have been looking forward to an optimistic summer transfer window and a much more competitive Arsenal in the future. Some Gooners, like myself, still harbour doubts about the board and Arsenal's wage policy actually allowing Wenger to bring in the `top, top` talent he has been talking about all season.
According to just about every single Arsenal transfer rumour on the web at the moment, the Gunners two top targets are Fiorentina's Stevan Jovetic and Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain and either one is certain to improve the Arsenal strike force next season.
But today it has been revealed by the Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta that the Spanish Serie A winners are also keen on signing these two players.
It has been reported that Arsenal are close to sealing the deal for The Montenegro international and Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic. While the Gunners sealed the final Champions League place in the Premier League with victory at Newcastle, Fiorentina missed out despite beating Pescara 5-1.
Jovetic scored in the game, but it could be his last in Viola colours, as Metro reports that his agent, Fali Ramadani, is in the Capital to put the final touches to a deal that could cost the Gunners nearly £25 million.
The avalanche of Arsenal transfer rumours over the last month has been led by the news that the arrival of Stevan Jovetic is expected to be named as an Arsenal player as soon as the season finishes, and we are all waiting expectantly despite rumoured interest from Juventus as well.
But yesterday the Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade has told the Italian press that a decision on his future will not announced until after Jovetic has had a meeting with the Viola owner Diego Della Valle.
The latest player to be linked with Arsenal is Fiorentina's Spanish midfielder Borja Valero. Valero is said to be waiting to see if Arsenal or Tottenham will win the last Champions League spot before making a decision on which club he will join, according to Marca.
Arsene Wenger is wanting to strengthen his midfield this summer along with most other areas of the team and he believes Borja Valero would fit in with the players already at the club.
One of the players most likely to be coming to Arsenal during the transfer window this summer is the Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic, if you believe the media that is. If it is really the case that there is no smoke without fire then the choking swirl surrounding Florence in Italy could be good news for the Gunners.
To be honest, Arsenal fans should be taking any transfer rumours at the minute with a pinch of salt. The transfer window is not open yet, but footballers and their agents are jostling for position, while clubs want to buy players for as little as possible and extract every last penny out of any player they sell.
There is plenty of rumour and speculation in the English media about Arsenal and Stevan Jovetic and much of it seems to suggest that the Gunners are already in talks with the Montenegrin international and his Italian club Fiorentina. Depending on who you believe, the talks have just begun, are at an advanced stage or even completed.
The latest news on the transfer of Stevan Jovetic to Arsenal from the Serie A side Fiorentina, is that there is no news. There has been no official statement or even suggestions by agents or people in the know that a deal has been done.
This lack of news seems insufficient for certain websites, which insist on telling us that there is a `done deal` or that Jovetic has a pen in his hand and is poised over a contract, just about to sign, any second now.
Arsenal are in talks with Fiorentina over £25 million-rated striker Stevan Jovetic, according to a newspaper report.
There's been rumors for a few weeks about Jovetic, the skillful Montenegro striker, being linked with Arsenal, but his £25 million price tag may be too much for Arsenal even if Arsene Wenger is being handed a larger-than-usual transfer kitty reportedly of £70 million this summer.
The internet was buzzing yesterday, with lots of Arsenal websites and blogs running the story suggesting that the deal to bring Stevan Jovetic to Arsenal had been agreed between Fiorentina and the Gunners, while personal terms with the Montenegrin striker had also been sorted out. The only thing holding back the announcement, according to the rumours, was the wishes of the Serie A club and it's manager.
It may seem strange that Arsenal are being linked with a player who failed to impress at West Brom, but the Spanish midfielder Borja Valero has been a key figure in the success of the Serie A club Fiorentina this season. The 28-year old joined the Italian club from Villareal in the summer and has been a fixture in the Fiorentina side, scoring twice and setting up 10 goals in their race to qualify for the Champions League.
Does Jovetic already have a club for next season? by AH
Stefan Jovetic is a player Arsenal have reportedly kept an eye on for a while now and Wenger was apparently looking to sign him in the closing days of the January transfer window. As we know, the move never materialised but the rumours persisted and a few weeks back it was suggested that Arsenal have agreed a summer deal with Italian side Fiorentina for the Montenegrin front man, and now Mario Sconcerti, a sports journalist for the Corriere della Sera believes Jovetic is heading to England this summer.
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