Report: Napoli ready £16m for Jovetic

Stevan Jovetic playing for Montenegro

Napoli have reportedly made contact with the agent of Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic and could launch a £16m bid.

Stevan Jovetic may have looked happy as he displayed his pants to celebrate scoring Manchester City's third goal against Aston Villa last week, but his future may well lie elsewhere.

The Montenegrin international's goal in the 4-0 win that took them to the brink of the title was his seventh of the season but his first for more than a month.

Jovetic was then relegated to the role of unused substitute for the decisive final game of the campaign against West Ham and watched as Edin Dzeko and Sergio Agüero led the line.

Competition for places in Manuel Pellegrini's squad, especially in offensive roles, has been so great that Jovetic has often been a bit-part player.

And it has been suggested that the 24-year-old may look for a club where he can be a main player, which could mean returning to Serie A.

Jovetic spent five productive years at Fiorentina before joining Man City last summer for £22m and is respected by clubs throughout Italy.

One of those clubs appears to be Napoli as Italian newspaper Il Mattino is reporting that the Partenopei have contacted Jovetic's agent Fali Ramadani to discuss a transfer.

It is believed that Napoli are ready to put a bid of £16m on the table should Jovetic agree to the switch in principle.

Napoli had a great season under Rafa Benitez and won the Coppa Italia as well as finishing third in Serie A but they may be about to sell Jose Callejon and are looking for more attacking options to help Gonzalo Higuain.

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