Fiorentina star Jovetic welcomes Manchester United transfer talk

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Fiorentina teenager Stevan Jovetic has welcomed rumours linking him with Manchester United but insists he has no plans to leave La Viola at the moment.

The 19-year-old has burst onto the European scene this season, particularly after scoring both the goals for the Serie A side in last week's 2-0 Champions League victory against Liverpool.

But the Montenegro international told Blic: "I read about the transfer stories around me and am honoured by Manchester United's interest, but I am very happy in Florence.

"At Fiorentina I have everything I need to grow and improve as a player. I have a contract with the Viola for another five years and I have no intention of leaving.

"Beating Liverpool was surreal. I'm still dreaming. I am convinced the victory against Liverpool will be remembered for a long time.

"Now we have an advantage over Liverpool, but there are still four games to play."

Jovetic has found the net seven times for Fiorentina in 25 starts for the club and 16 substitute appearances since making his debut against Juventus in August 2008.

Meanwhile, the former Internazionale and Barcelona legend Luis Figo has called for the Nerazzurri to complete a "dream move" and bring Lionel Messi to the San Siro.

The ex-Portugal international has spoken about Inter's lack of attacking options and identified Messi as the perfect man to bring in.

"Lionel is the best of all, the number one and this is unquestionable," Figo said of the 22-year-old. "Inter no longer depends on Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Figo did reserve praise for some of Inter's current crop of strikers, explaining that: “I really like Samuel Eto'o.”

Eto'o is the club's main striker since top scorer Diego Milito strained his thigh this week, an injury which will sideline him for up to a month.