Roma ready bid for Man City forward

Stevan Jovetic playing for Montenegro

Roma president James Pallotta is reportedly determined to lure Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic to the Stadio Olimpico.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Roma's primary transfer objective is Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic.

The paper believes that Roma president James Pallotta is due to arrive in Italy from the USA in the next few days and will set his transfer targets for the summer.

It is suggested that Roma will set aside some of the money they will receive for Champions League qualification to chase Jovetic's signature.

The 24-year-old hasn't had the brightest of spells at Manchester City since signing from Fiorentina last summer.

The main problem for the Montenegro international has been injuries and he has only been able to make 12 appearances all season.

There have been rumours that Jovetic has fallen out with manager Manuel Pellegrini, but the player spoke out in the Manchester Evening News earlier this week to stress that his boss has faith in him.

Jovetic shares an agent with Adem Ljajic, so Roma may have a head-start in negotiations and Francesco Totti is a known admirer of his.

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