Transfer talk

Chelsea told Jovetic not for sale

June 20, 2012
By ESPN staff

Chelsea have been told to forget about any attempt to try and sign Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic over this summer.

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Jovetic, 22, is reportedly undecided over his future in Florence, and Chelsea have been linked with a bid for the versatile attacking talent.

However, Fiorentina are in a strong position, with the player contracted to the club until 2016, and they have taken advantage of that situation to issue a hands-off warning to any potential suitors.

A statement from the club read: "In relation to the stories published in the press regarding Stevan Jovetic, Fiorentina owner Andrea Della Valle reiterates that the player is not on the market."

Jovetic, who joined Fiorentina in 2008, performed commendably last season, scoring 14 goals in 27 Serie A appearances.