This one comes from The Independent, whatever that may mean for its credibility (likely to be on par with most other transfer rumors is my guess), but apparently on/off Chelsea target Stevan Jovetic is running some dark villainous schemes over there in Firenze, completely befuddling the club's board and owner:
He (Jovetic) must tell us what his real intentions are. [...] We want to build our team around him. He has a contract until 2016 but he has to be the one to say what he wants. [...] Either an offer that we cannot turn down arrives or nothing happens.
Daniele Prade is a sage man, that's for sure, boldly predicting that either "nothing happens" or something happens. Genius! Tell me more, Miss Cleo!
There are talks about a club? Then they should make us aware of what it is. [...] It's not a case of being ruthless with Jovetic. He is a great person and a top player. [...] (Fiorentina coach Vincenzo) Montella wants to coach him and build the team around him.
Ok, now you're getting a bit desperate, Daniele! We get it, man, we get it, you want to build your team around Jovetic. Unfortunately for Fiorentina, it sure seems like the 22-year-old Montenegrin is, shall we say, "exploring his options".
Chelsea have been linked with Jovetic before. A £14m offer was rejected back in January, with Fiorentina holding out for closer to £20m. After scoring 14 goals from 27 Serie A appearances (and showing that his injury from last year is a thing of the past), that price probably remains unchanged at best. Still, at 1/2 HULK-price, this could be a fantastic buy for Chelsea.
I'm a big fan, as most others should be as well. Stephen's profile of Jovetic is available for those in the dark.
The biggest negative that I can find is the fact that Stevan has apparently cut his hair. This is a tragedy approaching "David-Luiz-haircut" levels. Whyyyyyyyyyyy??