Report: Inter make move for Jovetic on loan

Stevan Jovetic playing for Montenegro

Inter have reportedly made contact with Manchester City to ask after the availability of Montenegrin striker Stevan Jovetic.

Inter's search for a striker continues and Manchester City man Stevan Jovetic may have become their primary objective in the transfer market.

The Nerazzurri disappointed last season, only managing Europa League qualification instead of mounting a Serie A title challenge.

One of the major reasons for Inter's underachievement was the lack of a reliable front man and coach Walter Mazzarri has made it clear that he intends to add a world-class marksman to his ranks.

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres was suggested as an option, as was Manchester City's Edin Dzeko, but neither man seems to be attainable.

A report in La Gazzetta dello Sport has suggested that Inter have now turned their attentions to Dzeko's teammate Jovetic.

The ex-Fiorentina man has extensive Serie A experience and has been something of a peripheral figure for Man City.

It is proposed that Inter would take Jovetic on loan for the season, which would prevent City having to sell him outright but remove him from their squad for the time being.

Inter reportedly made contact yesterday with Jovetic's agent via sporting director Piero Ausilio to open talks and are looking for a loan agreement that involves not having to pay the striker's full wage bill.

Jovetic was at Fiorentina between 2008 and 2013 and scored 35 goals in 116 appearances playing primarily as a second striker.

Register for MANCHESTER CITY team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch