Viola - Jovetic not for sale
Fresh rumours linking Montenegro striker with a summer move
By Simone Bargellini. Last Updated: June 20, 2012 2:56pm
Stevan Jovetic: Fiorentina insist the reported Chelsea target is not for sale
Fiorentina have reiterated that Stevan Jovetic is not for sale following continued speculation regarding the striker's future.
Jovetic joined Fiorentina from Partizan Belgrade in 2008 and he scored 14 goals in 27 appearances in Serie A last season.
He has regularly been linked with a move to Chelsea and, earlier this week, the Viola denied holding talks with the European champions about a deal.
Italian champions Juventus and Napoli have also been mooted as admirers of Jovetic, who is under contract with Fiorentina until 2016.
However, the Tuscan club have no intention of selling one of their prized assets after responding to the latest rumours about the 22-year-old's future.
A statement from the club read: "In relation to the stories published in the press regarding Stevan Jovetic, Fiorentina owner Andrea Della Valle reiterates that the player is not on the market."
Chief executive Sandro Mencucci added to gazzetta.it: "Jovetic is absolutely not for sale."