Inter's sporting director not giving up on Manchester City's Stevan Jovetic

Stevan Jovetic playing for Montenegro

Inter Milan could still make another move for Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic according to Piero Ausilio.

The Montenegrin striker has had a tough first season in the Barclays Premier League, which has not been helped by injuries and the good form of his striking teammates at Manchester City.

It has been suggested that the £22 million signing from Fiorentina could seek out a swift return to the Serie A, with Inter reportedly ahead of the queue.

Ever since the glory days of Jose Mourinho, Inter Milan have struggled to reach such great heights. In the last three seasons they have finished 6th, 9th and 5th respectively.

It's clear that since the treble winning season of 2009/10 the Nerazzurri have been trying to rebuild themselves, they no longer have the likes of Vieri, Eto'o or Milito leading their line, but the signing of Stevan Jovetic would most certainly be a step back in the right direction.

Football Italia are reporting that Inter's sporting director Piero Ausilio told Sky a a deal for the 24-year-old could still be reached.

He said: "We made contact some time ago with the club (about Jovetic), who told us that the boy wasn’t for sale. We thought therefore that there was no longer an opportunity.

“But the window closes on September 2.”

Striking any deal with the Premier League champions could prove difficult though since Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo is also rumoured to be keen on a move away from the Etihad, after just a single season at the club.

Whether or not either striker is allowed to leave is up for debate; when fit Sergio Aguero is guaranteed a place in the starting 11, and City don't always play with two upfront.

So if first team football is on Jovetic's or Negredo's mind, then seeking pastures new might be the best option for them, as that is not always guaranteed at the Etihad.

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