Chelsea Transfer Rumours: Breaking Down What Stevan Jovetic Would Bring to Blues

Tim KeeneyContributor IJuly 11, 2013

ROME, ITALY - MARCH 10:  Stevan Jovetic of ACF Fiorentina celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between S.S. Lazio and ACF Fiorentina at Stadio Olimpico on March 10, 2013 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)
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The good new for Chelsea? Stevan Jovetic is open to a move to the English Premier League. The bad news? That doesn't exactly limit his options of world-class clubs. 

In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, per ESPN UK, the Fiorentina youngster stated his desire for a move and subsequent interest in England:

"I've been at Fiorentina in 2008, five very intense seasons," Jovetic told Gazzetta dello Sport. "I really feel like I've given everything. I'm young and ambitious and it is normal to feel the need to test myself elsewhere. I do not think there's anything wrong with desire.

With (Juventus manager Antonio) Conte I feel that I could continue to grow. I think the feeling is mutual.

But the Premier League is also fantastic championship, as is La Liga. I have some opportunities so we'll see."

Combine that with Andrea Della Valle's most recent comments and Fiorentina's addition of Mario Gomez, and it's quite clear that Jovetic won't be wearing a purple shirt next season. 

The question then becomes where he'll make the switch to, with Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City all reportedly interested, according to ESPN UK

If a bidding war escalates, should Jose Mourinho and Co. get involved, or should they just bow out?

There's no question that Jovetic is talented. 

In 31 appearances in Serie A last season, the 23-year-old tallied 13 goals and five assists. According to, his 7.53 average match rating was not only at the top of the squad, but among the best in the league. 

Jovetic possesses good speed, elite dribbling skills and ball control, can finish with accuracy or power, and has impressive experience for a player of his age. 

Although he hasn't played in the Champions League since the 2009-10 season (when he was very effective), he would make for a terrific addition to any top Premier League team.

Still, he plays striker, where Chelsea isn't exactly struggling for talent. 

The west London side already has Fernando Torres, who was much better in his second season with the Blues, burgeoning superstar Romelu Lukaku and Demba Ba, a terrific third option for depth. 

On the one hand, paying upwards of £30 million for a player at the same position as that trio feels unnecessary. But on the other, Jovetic is an elite young player who could combine with Lukaku to make an elite, talented duo for a very long time. 

Only time will tell what side of that debate Chelsea resides on, but it's clear that Jovetic is going to command a lot of attention this summer.