Jovetic flattered by Juventus interest

The Montenegrin is pleased to have caught the attention of the Italian champions but Arsenal remain in pole position to sign the attacker
Stevan Jovetic has admitted that he feels honoured to be linked with Juventus, even though he is expected to leave Fiorentina for Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

The Montenegro international was close to joining the Bianconeri at the start of the 2012-13 campaign, but the Scudetto holders eventually failed to reach an agreement with his club over a transfer fee.

Juve's interest in the 23-year-old has since slightly cooled due to his ongoing injury problems this term, but the Old Lady are still closely monitoring his situation at Fiorentina, much to the delight of the player himself.

"It is very satisfying that a club like Juventus are interested in signing me," the attacker told Tuttosport.

"I feel honoured that they are keeping tabs on me."

However, a move to Juventus in the summer transfer window seems unlikely as Arsenal are leading the race for Jovetic's signature.

The Premier League side are in advanced talks with Fiorentina over the forward, as revealed by Goal earlier this month, and are hopeful of getting their man for a transfer fee between €20 million and €23m.