The Turin giants remain determined to get their man, and are looking to sell some fringe players to free up some resources before making another offer for the forward
By Romeo Agresti
Juventus have not given up hope of signing Stevan Jovetic from Fiorentina, despite La Viola's unwillingness to sell the 22-year-old, Goal.com understands.
The Serie A champions are desperate to add a high-profile name to their attack this summer, and they have made Jovetic their primary target - with Chelsea also thought to be interested.
Nevertheless, after initially setting a €30 million (£23.5m) asking price for the Montenegro international, Fiorentina have now told the attacker that they have no intention of selling after all.
Juve remain hopeful of luring the forward to Turin, though, and are looking to generate funds by selling Reto Ziegler and Felipe Melo, before returning with an improved offer for Jovetic.
Ziegler spent the 2011-12 campaign on loan at Fenerbahce, and the Bianconeri are keen to offload him on a permanent basis this summer, with Lazio sitting in pole position to secure the left-back's signature.
Felipe Melo has been linked with clubs such as the Yellow Canaries and Galatasaray in recent months, and it appears to be a matter of time before the Brazilian leaves the Old Lady.