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Fiorentina are expecting a £21million bid from Chelsea for star forward Stevan Jovetic after admitting they could not resist an indecent proposal for the Montenegrin.

Insiders at the Italian club claim they rejected a lower bid of about £14m this winter and would still demand more for a player who recently signed a new five-year-contract in Florence.

Sportsmail revealed in October that Arsenal were also keen on the 22-year-old, nicknamed Jo-Jo, as Arsene Wenger assesses his attacking options.

Fiorentina seem convinced that Chelsea will not give up the chase and team manager Vincenzo Guerini admitted the Serie A club could not rule out a summer move.

‘Our intention is to build the team around him, but today the word untransferable doesn’t exist,’ he said.

‘If an indecent proposal were made, and it is possible that one will arrive, then we would take that into consideration. I’m sure that Jovetic will turn into a top player.’

Jovetic, who can play anywhere across the forward line, has long been on the radar of England’s top clubs, particularly after scoring twice against Liverpool in the Champions League in 2009.

A serious knee ligament injury a year later stunted his progress, but he has bounced back to show terrific form this season, scoring 12 in 17 league starts.

Fears of a long-term weakness in his right knee have been calmed by scans in Germany this week, which showed new pain was unrelated and caused by a bruise picked up in training.

Jovetic’s agent has tried to close down any talk of transfers until the end of the season, while the player himself insists he is very happy in Italy. But Fiorentina could yet be tempted to cash in.

Source: Mirror

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