Eyeties have eye on Jovetic

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ON THE MOVE: Jovetic JU­VEN­TUS will try to lure Manch­ester City striker Ste­van Jovetic back to Italy.

The Serie A lead­ers have de­nied an in­ter­est in Liver­pool mis­fit Mario Balotelli.

But they have sounded out City about the pos­si­bil­ity of a move for Jovetic.

The Mon­tene­gro in­ter­na­tional, 25, en­joyed a pro­duc­tive spell with Fiorentina be­fore join­ing City for £22mil­lion in July, 2013.

But he has never re­ally hit it off in an in­jury­plagued stay at the Eti­had.

And with Swansea’s Wil­fried Bony on his way to City in a £28m deal, the cham­pi­ons may be tempted to cash in.

Boss Manuel Pel­le­grini wants to bol­ster his strik­ing op­tions after in­juries re­cently left him with­out a front­line striker.

But Ser­gio Aguero is back to fit­ness and and Edin Dzeko – an am­bi­tious loan tar­get for Stoke City – will be back for Sun­day’s game at home to Arse­nal.

City won’t do business un­til just be­fore the trans­fer win­dow closes with Bony not due to back from the Africa Cup of Na­tions un­til next month.

But they’re happy that al­low­ing Jovetic to leave be­fore the sum­mer is not too big a risk.

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