Former Manchester City striker and now Inter-Milan striker Stevan Jovetic is said to want a move to Spain after spending last season on loan at Sevilla, but reports in Italy say that Rafa has not given up on signing the striker.
The report is in Tuttomercatoweb.
Newcastle is said to be still trying to sign the 27-year-old Montenegro international and will make a new approach in the final week of the transfer window to try to get their man.
Certainly, we need another striker brought in, and goals have been hard to come by in the Premier League this season with only Dwight Gayle, Aleksandar Mitrovic and new signing Joselu at the club.
Inter-Milan striker Stevan Jovetic – wants move to Spain
The news was that when Newcastle made their first approach last week, Estadio Deportivo reported he rejected the approach.
Jovetic played in the Premier League with Manchester City and did not have a good time of it at City, and he is said to be hesitant to return to England.
And fellow promotion club Brighton and Hove Albion have also made an approach for Montenegro International.
It does seem to be that Jovetic will leave Inter-Milan in the next week but his choice is to move to Spain, so it looks like it may be difficult to get him to Newcastle.
We’ll have to rely on the persuasive powers of Rafa Benitez to try to get him to Tyneside.
And there only six days left in the transfer window, so time is starting to run out to get a fourth striker to the club.
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