Serie A - Transfer round-up: Fiorentina consider selling Jovetic to fund Gomez move

A round-up of the day’s transfer gossip in Italy, with Mario Gomez set to replace Stevan Jovetic at Fiorentina.

Premier League - Fiorentina agree to sell Jovetic to Manchester City

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Fiorentina's Stevan Jovetic (L) celebrates with his teammate Adem Ljajic after scoring against Lazio (Reuters)

The Viola are said to be keen on bringing in the German forward this summer, with the player himself admitting that he would ‘like to play in Serie A’.

But according to Corriere dello Sport, Vincenzo Montella’s men will have to off-load the Montenegrin if they are to sign the Bayern striker.

Jovetic did look set to join Juventus, with the Bianconeri reportedly making a number of bids for the 23-year-old.

However, with the Old Lady signing Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez, that move looks to be in doubt.

Roma President James Pallotta alerted fans and Daniele De Rossi that “everybody is on the market.”

The American patron spoke to RAI television in Italy and refused to reassure the midfielder, nicknamed ‘Future Captain’, that he would still be there next season.

“De Rossi? We’ll see. Everybody is on the market, just as they are for the Boston Celtics,” replied Pallotta.

Francesco Totti will always be a part of Roma and we want him to stay. He will certainly play for one or two more years, we’ve got to understand the situation along with him.

“I don’t know if he wants to play until he’s 40. He may well do, but if he gets to 40 then he’ll ask me if he can continue until he’s 50!”

Pallotta also commented on new Coach Rudi Garcia, who was drafted in from Lille.

“I met Garcia in New York and after an hour I realised he would be the right Coach for us who would stay for a long time.”

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Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis could buy Leyton Orient, but the current chairman insists he’s had no contact.

De Laurentiis confirmed he was looking into buying a ‘satellite club’ in England in the same vein as Udinese’s Pozzo family owning Watford and Spanish side Granada.

This week reports suggested the club he chose was League One team Leyton Orient.

“I haven't had contact about any of this. I’ve read it on my Twitter account what's happening with Napoli, but unless someone’s not telling the chairman then I’ve no knowledge of anything at all," Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn told Omnisport.

“It’s confusing to read because if there’s any business out there we’d always like to talk to people who have got an interest in seeing the club go forward, but I’ve had no contact at all.

“I don’t know what the proposition is. The Twitter account said they want some sort of relationship but we don’t know if they're buying but if there’s a way of getting players and improving the team then of course I’d sit down and talk to anyone about that. But it sounds like paper talk.

“I don’t necessarily welcome the investment but I welcome anything that is to the benefit of my football club.”

De Laurentiis already confirmed he has asked ex-Napoli and Lazio Coach Edy Reja to take over at his new English project.

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