Arsenal & Manchester City set for £28m scrap for Serie 'A' star

Published 2 Comments

Football News

Arsenal and Manchester City are set to battle it out to sign Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic this summer, according to talkSPORT.

The Montenegrin striker faces England tonight in the World Cup qualifying group stage, and the report claims Arsenal and City are both keen to bring him to the Premier League at the end of the season.

The 23-year-old has been valued at £28m by his Serie 'A' club, and the Gunners are reportedly willing to match that fee.

The report even claims Arsenal are willing to bump up Jovetic's current £65,000-a-week salary to £90,000-a-week if he agrees to join the club.

The Arsenal board are ready to sanction a summer of spending after watching north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur leapfrog them in the Premier League table.

Champions League qualification for next year's tournament could be crucial, with the Gunners currently four points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham.

Chelsea occupy third on 55 points, while Manchester City are not yet completely clear on 59 points.

After an eight-year trophy drought, Arsene Wenger is reportedly prepared to spend big on a striker and Jovetic has been identified as one of his top targets.

But he's set to face stiff competition from Premier League rivals Manchester City. Roberto Mancini sold Mario Balotelli in January, while Edin Dzeko has been linked with a return to Germany at the end of the season.

The City boss could be set to overhaul his striking options this summer then, with a rival bid for Jovetic reportedly on the cards.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Manchester City
Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again