Manchester City dismiss transfer claims

Fiorentina midfielder Stevan Jovetic

Manchester City have denied reports that they were set to sign Stevan Jovetic from Fiorentina, only for the Montenegrin to turn down the move. ESPN reports.

Jovetic claimed City were interested in him, but he turned down a move to the Premier League champions as they reportedly took too long to deliberate over a deal.

The 22-year-old scored 14 goals for the Florence side last season and was also a target for Juventus.

But a club source dismissed the claims: “It sounds very much like the player’s agent working hard to pull off a deal somewhere, so why not mention City? Best to ignore it!” the source told ESPN.

“We were pretty busy signing quite a few players on transfer deadline day, but this one was not on the list.”

City had already signed one player from Fiorentina, by bringing in Matija Nastasic for £12million in a late spending frenzy, which also included the arrivals of Scott Sinclair, Jack Rodwell Javi Garcia and Maicon.