Luca Toni has fueled speculation Stevan Jovetic could leave Fiorentina after revealing the forward feels "unloved" at the club.
Jovetic is the Viola's leading goalscorer this season but has struggled for form of late - failing to find the back of the net since March.
But that has not stopped growing rumours linking him with a move to Arsenal and it now appears the Montenegrin striker could well be on his way after Toni made a telling revelation.
"Stevan feels the Fiorentina fans treat him without love," Toni told a press conference. "Everybody says that the player's struggles will end when he starts scoring again.
"The way I see it in this difficult period is that Jovetic is only supported when he is making a difference on the field. At the moment, there is no enthusiasm towards him - he does not feel loved."
Jovetic has scored 12 times in 29 appearances this season, with the Viola sat in fourth spot and doing battle with third-placed AC Milan for the final Champions League slot.