Viola deny Chelsea bid for Jovetic

Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade insists the club have not received any bids from Chelsea for star striker Stevan Jovetic.


There have been claims in Italy that Chelsea are preparing to bid £20million for the Montenegro international.

"For the time being, Jovetic is our player," Prade told Italian radio station Radio Uno.

"Chelsea have never made an official proposal and I know their (Chelsea's) club executives very well as I lived in England for a year.

"We want to build our team around him."

Jovetic has been linked with a move away from Florence in the past year. The 22-year-old is under contract with the Tuscan outfit until June 2016.

Jovetic, who joined Fiorentina from Partizan in 2008, scored 14 league goals in 27 league appearances for the Serie A club in the 2011-12 season.

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