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Jovetic Talks At Breaking Point As Arsenal Refuse To Meet £25m Asking Price

Arsenal’s move for Stevan Jovetic is in danger of collapse with the club refusing to meet Fiorentina’s £25m asking price for the striker, according to reports

With the summer transfer window set to re-open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Arsenal’s move for Stevn Joveitc hits a stumbling block.

Stevan Jovetic

Arsenal’s move for Stevan Jovetic is in danger of collapse with the club refusing to meet Fiorentina’s £25m asking price for the striker, according to the Daily Mail.

Boss Arsene Wenger is expected to bring in another front man this summer and Jovetic has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates in recent months. The Mail claim talks between Arsenal and Fiorentina have been ongoing for a number of weeks but they appear to be at breaking point as we continue to haggle over the fee.

The report suggests the Italians are refusing to budge on their £25m asking price while we’re understood to be only willing to pay £20m for the 23-year-old, leaving talks at an impasse.

Negotiations are also complicated by interest from Juventus and the newspaper believes Arsenal officials feel the Serie A champions are in pole position to land the Montenegro striker despite Fiorentina’s reluctance to sell to a domestic rival, as they’re willing to meet the full asking price.

If this report is accurate, it has a worryingly familiar ring to it. How many times have we been heavily linked with a player only to be told we missed out because we refused to meet the full asking price? Of course big-money transfers take a long time to complete and the negotiation process can be lengthy, but sometimes if you really want a player you just have to pay what the selling club is demanding.

If Jovetic is Wenger’s No.1 striking target, the club needs to go all out to land him and if that means we have to pay a little more, then so be it. We’re not always going to be able to squeeze every penny out of a deal and it’s vital we get our targets in early this summer, so let’s push the boat out and pay what’s required.

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Will you be disappointed if Arsenal miss out on Jovetic because of refusing to meet the asking price? Get involved in the comments section below. 

42 Comments

42 Comments

  1. Fatunmbi kayode

    May 28, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Arsenal is a club worth not supporting at all.If arsenal cant pay £25M for jovetic and not willing to pay£22M for Higguain then d future of arsenal is blicking nd d worst is ond way for ambitionless arsenal.

    • Michael Staley

      May 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      If you think the club’s not worth supporting, then you should perhaps take your support elsewhere, Fatunmbi.

  2. eta

    May 28, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Wtf Arsenal, its just 5million bux more, why are we always being so stingy when it comes to spending money on players we need..we’re never gonna win trophies if we continue like this…too much mediocrity in the club

    • Michael Staley

      May 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      Very easy to spend other people’s money, isn’t it.

      • kevmacn

        May 28, 2013 at 2:51 pm

        other peoples money???

        you thick. the money is provided from revenue and fan support. fans pump money into the club and arsenal take full advantage with ridiculous ticket prices. they love to charge full dollar but wont spend full dollar.
        Hypocrites on the board ruining our great club.

  3. temigunga

    May 28, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    I hope The Viola will finally come down to at least 20m GBP to be realistic.

  4. Gooner Joburg

    May 28, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    How many goals did this guy score this season? Im not sure he’s what arsenal is lacking at the moment.

    • Mark

      May 28, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      Exactly what I was wondering. Is he even that good? He’s been played up by the press, but I don’t know who else wants him.

  5. Innocent

    May 28, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Wenger can’t pay £25m on any player. If that price will not be lowered, we should not expect to see Jovetic on arsenal colours next season. He will be waiting for deadline day to sign free agents.

  6. blaculud

    May 28, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    i thnk that Arsenal is a very selfish team why dnt they pay if we need him …… fact is we need him wenger always wants something bck & we will lose out out on a great player pay the MF money

    • syzh

      May 28, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      Great in what sense

  7. Wisdom

    May 28, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    We need jovetic more than anything, wenger shud stop being stupid nd sign him, stop countingg o his record this season, he’s better than lewandoski,

  8. Victor

    May 28, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I dont think he’s worth that price! If they cant accept that amount. . .let him stay there! Benteke is better imo.

  9. charles kenya

    May 28, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    im an arsenal fun bt what a shame to see wenger and his stingy bord failing to land on wonderful players. dont ever expect a trophy. nonsense!

  10. Oguntuase Amos

    May 28, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Why are people sounding very unreasonable? If you were going to buy an item except in a supermarket where there is no negotiation, would you just pay the asking price without negotiation? If you do so, it is a sign of desperation and you might end up being cheated. There is no sin in trying to beat down the price of articles that have equally good alternatives. Benteke and Michu would each cost less than Jovetic and they are Premiership proven strikers, therefore we must buy with caution.

  11. g clarke

    May 28, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Where is the proof usual made up rubbish

  12. lari03

    May 28, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    I pay £20m + Chamack and Park to Fiorentina if I were Le’boss.

  13. Abejide Adeyemi E

    May 28, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    20milion +chamark+santos+park

  14. Goonerbeall

    May 28, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Come on you all supporters who are so full of themselves should STOP and THINK.
    You are not a pundit or anyone else in the game so stop making those remarks like a certain Kayode above. What and who Arsenal buys is none of your business. Whether you like the player and think he should be bought for mega money its not going to happen if the manager or scouts do not think so.
    So Chilax

  15. Ian Hawthorne

    May 28, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Buy Higuain or Villa.
    Jovetic is unproven. 15 goals in serie A, big deal!
    Higuain for 22m BARGAIN
    Villa for 12m even at 31 BARGAIN
    Both proven international strikers and again we will miss out by trying to buy players that are NEVER going to come to Arsenal such as Rooney NO CHANCE
    Villa wants to come so get him now. Guaranteed 20 plus goals a season and we have no one that can do that in our current squad

  16. douglas lucky

    May 28, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    .jovetic nd higuain is wat we nid..spurs are tryin evrytin in their pwr to sign villa.if we nid trophy..bring dat 25bucks wenga nd stop actin stingy

  17. Akusunny

    May 28, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    We need benteke michu remi migolet willi etc

  18. Mick

    May 28, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Transfer fees and player wages have and still are spiralling out of control. Wenger and Arsenal should be congratulated on making a stand for common sense, they are not prepared to pay over the odds for any player and anyone with an ounce of common sense should applaud that. All you people who call him stingy should stop and think. It is very easy to spend other peoples money from behind a computer keyboard.

  19. Abiodun

    May 28, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Why pple keep blaming Wenger 4 d offence he did not commit? The article says the board is not willing 2 pay and yet we put d blame on Wenger. I tell you guyz there is no coach dat can make top4 wit dis type of board in place 2 work wit

  20. Izuchukkwu Okosi

    May 28, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    It beats me why players’ prize should be an issue for Arsene Wenger after narrowly escaping big embarrassment in the just ended season. Jovetic is not even in the 40, not to talk of 50 million mark. In fact, he ought to buy two strikers, plus an attacking midfielder or winger, a defensive midfielder of the highest class, a def and goalkeeper

  21. denis Rowe

    May 28, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Villa 10 mil , higuin 20 mill , there’s a pair!!!! Up front for ya , a keeper 10 mil a beast of a defensive mid 10 mil , grenier from lyon20 mil , total 60 mil, sell 7 player 30 mill roughly leaves 40 in the kity. Add them to the pic! See how it looks, but ledwedowaki is the hot property! Pure class, lethal, hard working, quick , why arnt we bidding for him !! That’s inspires gooner nation!!

    • denis Rowe

      May 28, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      Also consider what wenger has done with some average players, what would he do with class!! The double again ??? Beat Munich didn’t he, they humped barca 7 zip,

    • patrickuyoro

      May 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm

      u make sense jare!

  22. Shyna

    May 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Qudus to all arsenal fans wen arsenal wil nt stop dis policy,u knw dat dis team need trophy,8yr’s witout notin.wenger said dat it’s rite to change policy y dis again.we ave d money spend it wil need quality player striker,midfieder,defender nd stopper. nt giroud.wenger shuld plz signed dis player. jovetic, bony williams,isco,cesar nd maxima or pogba.

  23. Trent

    May 28, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    The same people that said buy chamack and buy him now no matter what the cost! And chamack had a better scoring record! Wenger knows best!

  24. uchejp

    May 28, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    ℓ̊ think 20k is (y) but ђat we need is pure striker not supportin forward (y)

  25. Gooner Joburg

    May 28, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I don’t understand why you’re crying for a striker who couldn’t even do better than our two midfielders in Walcott and Carzola.

  26. Gooner Joburg

    May 28, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I can’t understand why you’re crying for a striker who couldn’t even do better than our midfielders in Walcott and Carzola.

  27. Gabriel

    May 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    The board only knows how to sale and they don’t know how to buy look gilord, Rvp’s replacement, is a shame after ,

  28. sunnypa de gooners

    May 28, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    arsenal board are the one that will not let arsenal win any major trophy they said they gave arsenae wenger £70m to spend on new players now i realise that all what they been saying is rubish.for example chelsea spend £35m on hazard £30 on oscar and meny more players look at what they gain on the money they spend they won champions league and europa league.what they won is not that they better than arsenal but GOD almighy wanted to show arsenal when u spend money on anything u must gain it at all cost.for instance let flash back at 2003 to 2005 that we won our last trophy we spend money like mad and we gain it by playing invisible trueout the season.this is my advise to arsenal board member to pls invest to the team if they invest to the team they will surely gain it my winning trophy next season.if arsenal did not win any thing coming season you arsenal board should be responsible for that and u will all fave the consequences from arsenal fans world wide.i know if u gave arsene wenger the £70m am struely sure he will spend it in a nomal ways.wenger know good players that can help our club to win trophy.pls arsenal mr gazidis and mr korenke should pls gave prof the money to invest in the club we fans world wide need trophy not money and pls try to sign fabrigas back from barca and sign benteke and jovetic so that we can win trophy.ARSENAL TILL I DIE.ARSENAL IS MY HEART AND MY WIVE

    • patrickuyoro

      May 28, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      guy!…ur comment fit kill person oooo

    • dagashini

      May 28, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      grammar dey worry you…arsenal fans no know book at all

  29. tolu

    May 28, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    For that price I’d say wenger should get the biter Suarez. They have similar playing style with suarez the better all round player, not to mention he’s well established in the epl. Jovetic I’m not sure is worth the fuss.

  30. Rayj Uganda

    May 29, 2013 at 4:06 am

    Hi guys, I’m equally a bloody Arse suppoter. Sincerely Jovetic’s asking price is ridiculous. Cf him with Benteke, Higuain, Villa, Bonny, Michu, even Sanogo; all ‘ve much better head 2 head records. Big ups Wenger! Go for Higuain and Benteke or Villa.

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