By Romeo Agresti
Juventus are preparing to make a bid for Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic as they look to bolster their forward options ahead of the upcoming season.
The Bianconeri have long been linked with a move for a new striker after failing to impress in front of goal during their unbeaten Serie A-winning campaign last season.
The Turin side have already brought Sebastian Giovinco back to the club after a season at Parma, and have been widely linked with a move for Arsenal captain Robin van Persie.
Having been priced out of a move for Napoli's Edinson Cavani, however, they are also exploring the possibility of a bid for Jovetic, who netted 14 times in 27 Serie A games last season.
Goal.com can reveal that Juve director Beppe Marotta has contacted the Florentine club to discuss bringing the Montenegrin to Juventus Stadium this summer.
Although it is unclear whether the reported €30 million release clause in the 22-year-old's contract only applies to foreign clubs, it is believed that La Viola would be tempted to sell the player for an offer of a similar amount.
However, the Old Lady would be unwilling to spend any more than €13m on the the former Partizan Belgrade man.
Several players have swapped Florence for Turin in recent years, including Alessandro Matri, Fabio Quagliarella, Michele Pazienza and Simone Padoin.