Manchester City target Jovetic too expensive for Juventus, admits Conte

The Bianconeri boss concedes defeat in the race to bring the Fiorentina striker to Turin, as the Premier League outfit are set to swoop, but is happy with his attacking options
Juventus coach Antonio Conte admits that Fiorentina star Stevan Jovetic is too expensive for his club as Manchester City close in.

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The Montenegrin attacker has been widely linked with a move to Turin for over a year but now looks set to move to the Etihad Stadium along with Sevilla forward Alvaro Negredo as the 43-year-old feels that no Serie A team could compete financially for his services.

"He has a high price, which is justified because we are talking about a great player," the Juve coach told reporters.

"But at these prices, it is obvious that he will not be going to an Italian team but elsewhere."

The Old Lady have brought Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente to the club this summer in a bid to bolster their attack but Conte has promised not to turn his back on the strikers already at the club.

"Now we have six attackers, so we will see what happens," he continued. "Everybody knows that the coach has no favourites. None of them will receive any favours, a starting place is earned through training and matches.

"I have great respect and admiration for all of the boys who have accompanied me in the last two years."