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Stevan Jovetic turns back on United talk

October 7, 2009
By Soccernet staff

Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic, the conqueror of Liverpool in the Champions League, has dismissed reports linking him with a possible move to Manchester United.

Stevan Jovetic
GettyImagesStevan Jovetic tore Liverpool apart in Europe.

Jovetic, 19, demanded European-wide attention when scoring two well-taken goals for the Italian side in their 2-0 home victory over Liverpool on September 29.

His performance led to speculation that Jovetic was a target for both United and Chelsea but Fiorentina will no doubt be highly-resistant to any approaches for the talented Montenegro international.

Now Jovetic, who joined Fiorentina from Partizan Belgrade in the summer of 2008, has signalled his intention to remain in Serie A for the time being.

"I read about the transfer stories around me and am honoured by Manchester United's interest, but I am very happy in Florence " Jovetic told Serbian daily Blic.

"At Fiorentina I have everything I need to grow and improve as a player. I have a contract with the Viola for another five years and I have no intention of leaving."