Stevan Jovetic close to Inter Milan move

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Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic is closing in on a return to Serie A with Inter Milan set to sign the Montenegro international, according to the Express.

The 25-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium, sitting fourth choice behind the likes of Sergio Aguero, Wilfried Bony and Edin Dzeko, and he now looks set to return to Italy after a failed stint in England.

Due to competition for places and constant injury problems, the Montenegro international has struggled to impress in the Premier League during his stay in Manchester and it now looks like his career in England is all-but over.

Jovetic joined City back in 2013 after agreeing to leave Fiorentina in a deal worth £22 million, but two years and just eight Premier League goals later, a return to Italy is on the cards.

According to Italian news outlet Gianluca Di Marzio, City and Inter Milan have agreed terms on a deal which will take Jovetic back to Serie A. The fee is believed to be around £10m, which is £12m less than what City spent back in 2013.

The 25-year-old was a reported transfer target of Premier League side Liverpool, as their quest for a new striker continues, but a return to Italy was Jovetic's preferred choice and he is now scheduled to fly over in order to hold talks with Inter and Roberto Mancini.

Inter have been busy this summer already as Mancini aims to bring the glory days back to the San Siro, and if they can get the Jovetic deal over the line, the striker will be the club's fourth big signing, following Montoya, Miranda and Geoffrey Kondogbia.

Drastic Changes at San Siro

Mancini voiced his plans to spend big over the summer earlier this year after being given the green light by the club's officials.

Inter have struggled in recent years and have fallen way behind league-rivals Juventus, Napoli and AS Roma, but the Italian manager is ready to change that, and the three signings so far have sent out a warning message to their rivals.

Jovetic's Serie A Past

During his days in Serie A, Jovetic made over 100 league appearances for Fiorentina, scoring 35 goals.

He spent five years with the club from 2008 until 2013 and became a real fan favourite before completing his switch to City.

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