Jamie Sanderson from Metro has popped into the Football Transfer Tavern with bad news for Arsenal fans as he tells punters that long-term Gunners target Stevan Jovetic has admitted that he wants to join Juventus rather than making the move to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsene Wenger has outlined a move for the Montenegrin striker this summer as looks to end the trophy drought at the North London club but Juventus have always been fierce rivals in the chase for the 23-year-old.
And now despite the repeated talk suggesting that the Gunners are set to be successful in their hunt for the £25 million rated striker, Jovetic himself has stated that he would rather remain in Italy and sign for Juve.
“I gave my all to Fiorentina, but [coach] Antonio Conte could help me grow at Juventus,” he said.
“I have been at Fiorentina since 2008 for five very intense seasons. I feel I have given my all – and I have nothing left to give here.
“Juve have been after me for a year, and they say they want me and that I’m a top target. Who wouldn’t be flattered by that? I want to move there so I can grow.”
Jovetic’s statement comes as another blow for Wenger who is struggling to land other striking targets including Wayne Rooney and Gonzalo Higuain this summer.
Does this spell an end for Arsenal in the race for Jovetic? Let us know your thoughts below.
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