Italian giants Inter Milan has reportedly agreed a deal with Manchester City for Stevan Jovetic according reports in Italy.
The Montenegrin forward will join the Serie A side on a season long loan with a mandatory option to buy at the end of the season.
Reports say that a specific payment package has already been agreed upon between the two clubs: Inter will match Jovetic’s €127,200 / week wages and pay an initial transfer fee of €3 million.
The Nerazzurri will then be legally obligated to purchase Jovetic for €12 million in July 2016, throwing in an additional €2.8 million if Mancini’s side qualify for the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League.
Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini is a huge admirer of the Montenegro international and thinks the player can be a versatile attacking option for Inter.
The former City boss stated in an interview earlier this week: “I already tried to sign Jovetic in my last season with Manchester City but he arrived when I was gone. He can play as a focal point or as a support striker but could also feature on the wings.”
Since moving to Etihad in July 2013 for £22m from Fiorentina, Jovetic has struggled to get a consistent a first-team spot.
The 25 year old star striker will be hopeful to be back in form and play regular first team football at San Siro.
Liverpool were also interested in the versatile attacker but the arrival of Christian Benteke, Danny Ings and Divock Origi lessened the interest in the striker.
Jovetic has only played 39 games in all competitions for Citizens and scored 11 goals.
The former Partizan striker has 36 international caps for Montenegro scoring 14 goals.
Manchester City’s another star striker Edin Dzeko is also set to leave Etihad for Serie A giants AS Roma and this will leave the Sky Blues with only two established strikers in the form of Sergio Aguero and Wilfred Bony.
The Premier League runner up from last season are reportedly set to make a huge bid for Wolfsburg star Kevin de Bruyne.