Last Updated: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:14
Manchester City are planning to renew their long-standing interest in Stevan Jovetic, but a move for Radamel Falcao has been dismissed.
City failed in their attempts to sign Fiorentina striker Jovetic in the closing weeks of the summer transfer window, and the Serie A side are bracing themselves for a fresh bid from the reigning Premier League champions in the new year.
Juventus have also been linked with a swoop for the Montenegro international but it now looks like they won't be challenging City for his signature following comments made by director Giuseppe Marotta.
He told La Gazzetta della Sport: "We spoke with Fiorentina president [Mario] Cognigni and sporting director [Daniele] Prade about Jovetic.
"However, we are no longer interested in signing him now."
Roberto Mancini is thought to be desperate to push through a deal for the 22-year-old, who has started the season in fine form having scored five goals in seven league games.
A host of clubs including City, Paris Saint Germain, Chelsea and Real Madrid have been touted as possible suitors for Falcao, meanwhile, but Mancini is not prepared to meet Atletico Madrid's £50m asking price.
The Italian believes Jovetic would offer them better value for money as he is expected to be available for around £25m and crucially help the club stay in line with UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules.
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