Do not look at 3rd leg, do not look at 3rd leg, do not look at 3rd leg, do not look at 3rd leg, do not look at 3rd leg...ah, man, you looked at the 3rd leg, didn't you?
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??