Stevan Jovetic to be offered Serie A return

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Manchester City's injury plagued striker Stevan Jovetic is set to be offered a return to former club Fiorentina according to talkSPORT.

The Montenegro forward has struggled to establish himself in the City side since his 2013 move, and could be keen to return to Serie A.

Fiorentina are said to be leading the chase to sign their former star after Federico Bernardeschi suffered a broken ankle, leaving them light on attacking talent.

However, they could face competition from Serie A rivals Juventus and Roma, who are also rumoured to be keen on a deal.

Any possible permanent move may be scuppered by City's asking price, meaning a loan switch could be favourable.

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City chances

Since signing for City in a deal worth upwards of £22million, Jovetic has yet to receive an extended run in the starting line-up.

In his debut season he suffered a number of injuries which limited his availability, and when fit he found himself behind Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Alvaro Negredo in the pecking order.

After a full pre-season this year, Jovetic started the campaign in the starting 11 and scored two goals in four games as he began to show his talent.

However injury would strike again, and since his recovery he's found himself restricted to substitute appearances with Manuel Pellegrini preferring the in-form Aguero and his trusted partner, Dzeko.

The 25-year-old has been handed another chance to prove himself before the January transfer window though, with Dzeko set to be out of action for three weeks.

With Negredo having joined Valencia on a season-long loan deal, Jovetic provides the only alternative to Aguero during Dzeko's absence.

Italian advances

Should Jovetic fail to convince, a return to Italy will give him the chance to kick-start a career that has shown so much promise but as yet delivered little.

Fiorentina's interest in their former striker comes, ironically, as a result of regular injury problems to star forwards Mario Gomez and Giuseppe Rossi and the recent loss of Bernardesch.

Meanwhile Roma will be keen to take the City man to the Italian capital to increase their goalscoring threat.

The second-placed outfit have seen the goals shared around so far this season, with Mattia Destro and Gervinho leading the scoring charts with four goals apiece.

The reported interest from Juventus is perhaps a little more surprising given the form of former City man Carlos Tevez and his partners in crime, Fernando Llorente and Alvaro Morata.

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