Arsenal preparing £20million bid for Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic

Telegraphs reports that Arsène Wenger, the Arsenal manager, is determined to add another striker to his squad before next season and has been scouting Jovetic for more than a year.

Stevan Jovetic 1At 23, the Montenegro forward is regarded as similar in style and potential to a young Robin van Persie and would cost around £20million. Arsenal’s transfer record is the £15million spent on Andrei Arshavin but the club do have available funds, both from the sale of key players in recent transfer windows but also a new sponsorship deal with Emirates.

Arsenal attempted to buy David Villa from Barcelona during the January transfer window but will now turn their focus on younger and more long-term options.

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