By Romeo Agresti
Juventus are preparing an improved €25 million offer for Stevan Jovetic, Goal.com has learned, after seeing their initial bid for the Fiorentina attacker rejected.
The Serie A champions are keen to strengthen their attack ahead of the 2012-13 campaign, and have earmarked the 22-year-old Jovetic as the perfect addition.
They were hopeful that a €13m bid plus Alessandro Matri and Michele Pazienza would be enough to convince Fiorentina to let go of their star player, but the Viola have told Juventus they are not interested in a player-exchange deal having set a €30m asking price.
The Old Lady, therefore, have made the decision to improve their bid for the forward and they are now ready to pay €25m for the former Partizan Belgrade youngster.
AC Milan have also made an enquiry about Jovetic's availability, but it seems unlikely that the Rossoneri can match Juve's offer for the Montenegro international due to the financial uncertainty at the club.
If the move to Turin materialises, Jovetic would be Juventus' fifth high-profile signing of the summer transfer window following the arrivals of Sebastian Giovinco, Lucio, Mauricio Isla and Kwadwo Asamoah.