Chelsea are interested in landing the former Manchester City forward Steven Jovetic who impressed the Nerazzurri crowd as well as incoming Chelsea boss Antoine Conte. Jovetic joined Inter Milan on a loan deal first before making the deal permanent and signed a four-year contract with the Serie A side which runs out at 2020.
Steven Jovetic, a talented forward, a complete package to play in the final third but the player have not lived up to his expected potential level so far. He had several injury setbacks in his career which eventually derailed his development. But still, the forward is a highly rated player in Italy and a number of Premier League clubs are behind him.
Manchester City signed Steven Jovetic from Fiorentina in a deal worth £22 million as a replacement to Carlos Tevez who left the club to join Italian giants Juventus. But the Montenegro international only managed to appear in just 28 games for the Citizens in his two years stay at the Etihad. Though the player wanted to stay and fight for a position. City manager Manuel Pellegrini opted to leave the player from the Champions League squad.
Jovetic was not impressed by the decision and he publicly expressed his dissatisfaction. “The manager has killed me with this decision,” told Jovetic. Jovetic managed to appear in 27 games for Inter Milan in his first season, scoring 9 goals and assisting 2.
The Daily Star reported that Inter manager Roberto Mancini has no plans to keep the Montenegro forward for another season as he prefers club captain Mauro Icardi and fellow Italian forward Eder ahead of Jovetic. Antoine Conte failed to capture the former Manchester City forward twice wgen ge managed Juventus, but now he has a clear signal to sign the player.
Conte is beleived to prefer a double striker formation when he takes over Chelsea and he has only Diego Costa to rely on as the other two experienced strikers Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao are ready to leave the club as soon as the transfer window opens.