Jovetic celebrates a goal against Aston Villa last term (©GettyImages)
Jovetic celebrates a goal against Aston Villa last term (©GettyImages).

Inter Milan eye move for struggling Manchester City striker?

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Inter Milan are keen on Manchester City and Montenegro striker Stevan Jovetic according to a report in the Mirror.

The 24-year-old only joined the club last summer from Fiorentina, but struggled to make an impression at the Etihad Stadium and fell behind the likes of Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko in the pecking order.

He made just 16 appearances and found the net just six times in his maiden season in the Barclays Premier League, and Inter are keen on bringing the forward back to Italian football after just one year away.

The Italian side had a disappointing campaign last year, finishing fifth in the table and a massive 42 points off eventual champions Juventus as well as missing out on Champions League football.

They are keen to rebuild, and have already added former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic to their ranks in order to provide some much needed experience following the departures of the likes of Javier Zanetti, Estaban Cambiasso, Walter Samuel and Diego Milito.

Inter have been linked with Chelsea striker Fernando Torres and Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez, but Jovetic could be the player most likely to end up at the San Siro given City’s current striking options.

A decision to sell the 24-year-old could help free up funds for pursuits of Fernando and Eliaquim Mangala, with both said to be targets for City manager Manuel Pellegrini as he sets about defending the Premier League crown next year.

City are also under pressure to comply with the Financial Fair Play regulations set by Uefa, and have already been fined £50million for falling short once already.

As for the player himself it would be the perfect move in order to reignite a career that had looked so promising during his time with Fiorentina.

His first five seasons at the club yielded much promise, as he scored 40 goals in 134 games to cement his position as one of the most intriguing talents in world football.

He left the club with the blessing of all involved, with Fiorentina swooping for Giuseppe Rossi as his replacement.

Jovetic boasts an even more impressive strike rate on the international stage, having scored 12 goals in just 30 games for Montenegro but will be one of the biggest names missing at this summer’s World Cup.

It remains to be seen just how hard Pellegrini is willing to fight to keep Jovetic at the Etihad Stadium. If the right offer comes in, then do not expect him to stay.

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