Stevan Jovetic 'happy' to be on 'the radar of such a big club' as Arsenal
Montenegro star is reportedly a summer target for Arsene Wenger
England fans will be well aware of Stevan Jovetic tonight when the national side take on Montenegro, but the striker could become a more familiar face.
The 23-year-old Fiorentina forward has been linked with a move to the Premier League recently, and in particular with a switch to Arsenal.
And Montenegro's chief threat for tonight's World Cup qualifier against England has admitted he has been flattered by the speculation.
"I've heard about Arsenal's interest," Jovetic was quoted as saying by The Sun. "It's a big pleasure for me to be on the radar of such a big club. I am happy about that.
"I've always had an affinity with Arsenal. It's a major club with a big tradition, one of the biggest in Europe."
Since captain Robin van Persie departed for Manchester United last summer, the Gunners have at times lacked a stand out front man, and it's a role Jovetic admits would be hard to fill.
"It's not easy to replace van Persie, who scored a lot of goals.
"Arsenal have plenty of players who don't score like van Persie, but are also very good.
"They are still very strong. I often watch Premier League games on TV. It's one of the best leagues in the world and looks tempting for me.
"Maybe one day I will play there but I have a contract with Fiorentina and battling for a Champions League place in Serie A is the only thing I'm thinking about now."
It's been reported that Fiorentina would be seeking in the region of £20m to part with the striker.
Latest in Sport
Phil Jagielka: I may never win back England place, says Everton defender
Mario Balotelli: Staff at arson-hit Manchester Dogs' Home convinced Liverpool striker is behind five-figure donation
Rio Ferdinand mocks Jamie Carragher's Liverpudlian accent... but Liverpool man hits back at Londoner
Colombian women's cycling team kit that makes wearer appear naked is branded 'unacceptable' by UCI president
Just like Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United, Gareth Bale says he hopes to return to Tottenham 'one day'
- 2 Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 5 Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned into a PR disaster
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes