So, what is going on with the Stevan Jovetic to Arsenal transfer.
This we know that Jovetic’s agent was in London today apparently talking to Arsenal. There are also rumours that Arsenal have tabled a bid.
There’s plenty of evidence that Jovetic will be leaving Fiotentina, but also that he still might end up Juventus.
But as the dust settles after yesterday it appears that the sticking point is over his valuation.
The Telegraph has a bit of an update. It quotes Andrea Della-Valle, the Fiorentina president as saying there was “little chance” that Jovetic would stay in Florence and, although there is also interest from Juventus, there would be a preference to sell to a club outside of Italy.
But the paper also hints that the £25 million asking price also has them looking at Real Madrid’s Higuain and Bemnzema.
I wonder if Arsenal are playing hard ball with Fiorentina. They obviously want the player and initial discussions appear to have taken place. By telling the Italian club that they are looking at other options it will put pressure on Fiorentina to lower the price.
It seems that Arsenal are in pole position as the club don’t want to sell to Juve and that Jovetic wants to leave.
I still think that this transfer is imminent, but Arsenal feel in such a strong position they can argue over a few million.
Let’s hope this one doesn’t come back to haunt Wenger.
By Ashley | May 22nd, 2013