Although Jovetic gestured that he intended to remain after scoring in a recent friendly, the Montenegro international is not part of Luciano Spalletti’s plans.
He just returned from a six-month loan spell at Sevilla, but they refused to meet the asking price to buy him out permanently.
While Oliver Giroud remains Marseille’s number one target, they have turned to Jovetic with the hopes of securing another signing before the window closes, according to L’Equipe. Jovetic has gained the reputation of a ground hopper ever since leaving Fiorentina in 2013, where he scored 40 goals for the club.
As previously mentioned, Jovetic is not a part of Spalletti’s plans as he is already equipped with captain Mauro Icardi to lead the line. Jovetic’s most recent celebration having scored against Chelsea in pre-season indicated the player wants to stay and fight for his place, but the manager and board are ready to cash in.