Jovetic too expensive for Juve - Conte

The Bianconeri boss has conceded defeat in the race to bring the Fiorentina striker to Turin and is happy with his attacking options
Juventus coach Antonio Conte has admitted that Fiorentina star Stevan Jovetic is too expensive for his club.

The Montenegrin attacker has been widely linked with a move to Turin for over a year, with Arsenal and Manchester City said to also be interested his services.

However, Conte has admitted defeat in his bid to sign the Viola forward, adding that Serie A clubs cannot afford the player.

"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."