Man City beat Arsenal to highly-rated striker

Fiorentina's Stevan JoveticManchester City have all but concluded a deal for Montenegrin striker and Arsenal target Stevan Jovetic, Fiorentina have confirmed.

The Metro have reported that the arrival of Jovetic appears imminent, after the Florence club revealed via their official Twitter page that an agreement had been reached for the 23-year-old.

“Reached an agreement with Manchester City Football Club for the permanent transfer of the player Stevan Jovetic,” the club tweeted.

It is thought that Jovetic, who was sought-after by a host of Europe’s top sides, will cost City around £25million.

He will become the latest attacking addition to Manuel Pellegrini’s side, following Fernandinho, Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo to the Etihad Stadium.

Jovetic has scored 40 goals during his time at Fiorentina. He has also found the back of the net 10 times for Montenegro and will likely appear at Wembley for a crucial World Cup qualifier against England in October.

Of somewhat concern to City fans might be his lack of Champions League experience, having appeared just five times in the competition during the 2009/10 season.

In other transfer news surrounding the Citizens, The Independent reported this morning that a number of trusted sources in Portugal had informed of a £25.8million bid from Pellegrini for Benfica winger Eduardo Salvio.

Benfica are thought to want nearly £10million more, but are said to have begun seeking a replacement for Salvio, suggesting a willingness to compromise.

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