Chelsea target Jovetic to request Juventus move - report

The Montenegro international has set his sights on a transfer to the Serie A champions, and will sit down with his current club to discuss a potential move to the Old Lady
Stevan Jovetic will meet with Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle on Wednesday to request a summer transfer to Juventus, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

The Serie A champions are keen to add the Montenegro international to their attacking ranks ahead of the 2012-13 campaign, but they have so far been unable to reach an agreement with the Viola.

Chelsea have been linked with a move for the 22-year-old as they look to add depth following the departure of the likes of Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou, but it looks increasingly likely that Jovetic will remain in Italy.

Juventus' first offer of €13 million (£10.2m) plus Alessandro Matri and Michele Pazienza was swiftly turned down by Fiorentina, who are holding out for a fee of €30m (£23.5m).

Both sides appeared to be nearing an accord when the Viola asked for the inclusion of young midfielder Luca Marrone into the deal, but it is believed that Jovetic is still not confident that both clubs will reach an agreement.

He has therefore reportedly requested a meeting with Fiorentina's president to inform his employers of his desire to move to the Old Lady.