Arsenal and Chelsea received a boost in their chase for Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic after he admitted he would be leaving the club and was enticed by the prospect of a Premier League switch.
However, Jovetic also admitted he had offers from La Liga in Spain and was flattered by the interest shown in him by Juventus.
It looks as though Arsenal and Chelsea will have to fight off serious competition from the Serie A champions after Jovetic confirmed they had been in contact with him.
"I've been at Fiorentina in 2008, five very intense seasons, I really feel like I've given everything,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I'm young and ambitious and it is normal to feel the need to test myself elsewhere. I do not think there's anything wrong with desire.
"For a year they (Juventus) have said they want me; I come before Ibrahimovic, Tevez and Higuain in their list. Who would not be flattered?
"With Conte I feel that I could continue to grow. I think the feeling is mutual.
"But the Premier League is also fantastic championship, as is La Liga. I have some opportunities so we'll see."
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly placed the Montenegro international at the top of his summer transfer wish list in what is to be an unprecedented spending spree.
Gunners chief executive Ivan Gazidis recently revealed the club were ready to back Wenger significantly in the market with substantial funds.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho’s return to Chelsea was officially announced on Monday afternoon and he has reportedly made signing Jovetic one of his priorities.
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