Stevan Jovetic could be heading back to Manchester City according to talkSPORT (quoting reports from Tuttosport), after rumours started circulating that Internazionale want to cancel the permanent option in the loan deal for the Montenegrin. Jovetic is on loan in Milan until the end of this calendar year, and the contract he moved on stipulated a requirement to make the move permanent at the loan’s end.
However, just a few months into the 18-month loan, Inter are keen to get rid of the permanent move clause, and will hold talks with Manchester City to try and negotiate a new deal not involving an obligation to buy at the end.
The fee agreed to take Jovetic to the San Siro at the end of the year is believed to be £12m, but following just four goals in 18 Serie A appearances, Roberto Mancini looks keen to ensure the player isn’t made a permanent signing. It is unclear whether there’d still be an option to purchase, rather than a commitment, the player at the end of his move, or what Manchester City would do with him were he to return to them at the end of the loan.
Jovetic struggled massively with injuries during his time at Eastlands, but impressed when he was able to get on the field. In two full seasons with The Blues, he scored eight in 30 league appearances, with another three in various cup competitions. He was highly-rated throughout his spell in Manchester, but never really hit his stride.
The 26-year-old cost City £20.1 million when he moved to the club in the summer of 2013.