Fiorentina aim to do everything they can to keep striker Stevan Jovetic

Stevan Jovetic: Fiorentina aim to keep hold of the sought-after striker

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Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle hopes to keep striker Stevan Jovetic at the club until the end of the season and maybe beyond.

The Montenegro international has been linked with moves to Manchester City and Juventus, but has indicated that he is happy to stay with La Viola for now.

The 22-year-old was impressed with Fiorentina's plans to strengthen the side around him and elected to stay, with his six goals so far helping the side into fourth place in Serie A.

But even with another transfer window about to open, Della Valle wants to leave any talks about the highly-rated hit-man's future until the end of the current campaign.

"I promised that I would build a team that kept up with him, and this has happened," said Della Valle.

"Berbatov? It's still an open wound for us"

Andrea Della Valle

"At the end of the season we'll talk of his situation, I will listen to him and I will do everything to keep him here.

"We need him, and now there are more chances that Jovetic could stay than a few months ago."

Della Valle also reflected on Fiorentina missing out on former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov.

The Bulgarian flew to Italy for a medical ahead of a proposed deal to move to the Florence-based club in August, but snubbed them in favour of talking to Juventus, before eventually opting for Fulham.

"Berbatov? It's still an open wound for us," added Della Valle.

"He didn't come and we took Luca Toni, who is doing well, so I have to thank him."

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