Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:21:00 – Fiorentina say they have no plans to sell striker Stevan Jovetic following the signing of Giuseppe Rossi.
Manchester City and Juventus have reportedly shown interest in Montenegro international Jovetic, who has scored eight goals in 14 appearances this season.
The 22-year-old opted to stay following promises made by Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle over strengthening the team.
La Viola have signed former Manchester United striker Rossi from Villarreal, but with a long-term cruciate injury likely to keep Rossi out of action for another two months, it seems that Jovetic is still part of their plans.
Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade reiterated his club's stance at the press conference to unveil Rossi's arrival, saying: "Giuseppe Rossi is our future, as well as our team. But it is not the case to think that the arrival Rossi opens the door to a possible sale of Jovetic.
"Rossi is an investment in the medium to long term to strengthen the team."
The 22-year-old, who can play at centre-back or left-back, is no stranger to manager Paul Tisdale having played against the Grecians during a seven-game loan spell with Aldershot earlier this season.
"We've seen Myles play and there's a lot of potential there," Tisdale said. "So we are excited about the possibility of seeing his development with us.
"We're looking at this with a view to a player that can break through into the first team. So we're excited by his potential as we've identified him as a talented and bright young individual."
City's new number 27 was with Leyton Orient before moving to Aberdeen and he then spent 18 months at Ewood Park without making any appearances before his departure earlier this month.