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Fiorentina rule out sale of Chelsea target Stevan Jovetic

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With Chelsea having signed Wigan powerhouse Victor Moses and Marseille right-back Cesar Azpilicueta this week, the only piece missing in Roman Abramovich's perfect team is the presence of a second super striker to challenge Fernando Torres for his starting spot in the Blues line-up.

With Chelsea set to feature in excess of 60 games this season (potentially), there is little doubt that they will need a second forward to share the goalscoring burden, despite Torres' bright start to the season.

Heading into the last week of the Summer Transfer Window, there are potentially four candidates for that role, namely - Hulk, Edinson Cavani, Stevan Jovetic and Andre Schurrle. All four men have been linked strongly with the Blues, and there have been murmurs of official bids having been submitted (and subsequently rejected) for at least two of them (Hulk and Schurrle).

While all four will be hard to sign given either their outrageous asking price or their clubs disinclination towards a sale, Fiorentina have clearly pulled their man Stevan Jovetic out of the running.

Jovetic, who has also been linked to Manchester City, would fit in perfectly with Chelsea's current acquisition philosophy of buy young superstars. He's only 22-years old and banged in 14 goals in 27 games last season in an Italian league not necessarily known for its sharpshooters.

However, Fiorentina Sporting Director Daniele Prade declared in an interview with Italian TV Station Rai 3 today, "Our owners have been very clear about Jovetic - he is not for sale."

For the moment we'll just have to take those comments at face value, and see if there is any change in that stance as the week develops. Chelsea meanwhile had better start making their move quick, coz time is starting to run out.