FIFA agent Guido di Domenico has revealed that it is his understanding that Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic has already agreed to a move to Arsenal.
Jovetic is seen as a leading target for Gunners boss Arsene Wenger while the Montenegro international recently commented that he was aware of Arsenal’s interest and has long held an “affinity” for the club. And Italian Di Domenico suggests that Jovetic has already been persuaded to join the north London club ahead of fellow reported suitors Juventus.
“Jovetic was among the possible options for Juventus, but my information is that the boy has already given the go ahead to move to Arsenal,” Di Domenico said, according to Metro.
“He seems fascinated by their project.”
The 23-year-old has also been linked to Manchester City and their former defender and Montenegro teammate of Jovetic’s has said he will recommend a move to the Etihad.
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“Jovetic is one of my closest friends and I would recommend City to him,” he said, according to the Sun.
“They are a rising team, one of the best clubs in Europe. They will win trophies and be in the Champions League every year.”
As well as looking to bolster their forward line, Wenger is also believed to be keen to sign an experienced goalkeeper. Regular first choice Wojciech Szczesny has been left out of the team in recent games after concerns about a dip in his performances.
According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool’s Pepe Reina is top of Wenger’s wanted list. The 30-year-old has himself experienced a drop in his performances in recent times, with some reports suggesting that Liverpool are prepared to sell the Spain international in the summer.
Arsenal are known to have had a bid rejected for Reina back in 2010. He has also been linked with a move to his former club, Barcelona.
Reina does not appear to be the only goalkeeper under consideration. Citing stories in Turkey, TalkSport reports that Arsenal are monitoring Galatasaray stopper Fernando Muslera. The 26-year-old Uruguay international has helped the Turkish champions reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League this season. Manchester United have also been linked to the former Lazio man.
But Galatasaray president Unal Aysal has said that he has no intention of allowing Muslera to leave.
“Our goal is clear," Aysal said, according to TalkSport. "Until we win the Champions League it's important we don't sell our best players." There have also been further reports about Arsenal’s reported interest in Swansea defender Ashley Williams. Wenger is believed to be keen to add the Wales captain’s leadership qualities to the Gunners’ backline. According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal will make a bid for the 28-year-old this summer, but will face competition from Liverpool.
The Merseysiders are likely to be boosted in their attempts to secure the player by the fact that manager Brendan Rodgers worked with Williams at Swansea.
The Sun’s sources claim that Williams, who led Swansea to the Capital One Cup last month, could well be tempted by a move to a big club in the close season.