Chelsea are ready to make a €25m offer to Fiorentina for Stevan Jovetic, claims the Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Champions League winners, who yesterday confirmed Roberto Di Matteo as their Coach for the new season, are refreshing their squad.
Jovetic is widely recognised as the Tuscan club’s best player following his return to action this term after being sidelined for the whole of the 2010-11 campaign.
Fiorentina extended the Montenegro international’s contract until June 2016 in October, but his future is in doubt.
New Viola sporting director Daniele Pradé insists that the club want to keep him, but it will be the player who will decide his fate.
“We’ve said it on numerous occasions over the last 20 days – we want to keep Jovetic,” he commented. “However, a lot will depend on the player’s motivation.
“If the player is thinking of leaving then he will have to tell us that. He recently extended his contract, but he has to let us know of his intentions.”
Jovetic, 22, scored 14 goals in 27 Serie A games this term.