FIORENTINA have dismissed talk of a £20million bid by Chelsea for playmaker Stevan Jovetic and insist the 22-year-old is not for sale.
Jovetic is yet to meet with Fiorentina’s newly-appointed manager, Vincenzo Montella, and their sporting director Daniele Prade.
However, Prade admits he's unsure of Jovetic's intentions regarding his future.
He told Radio Uno: “Now we must wait for him to speak. I have not even been able to meet him yet.
"For the moment he is our player and one for the future. We want to build a team around him.
“There have been no official offers from anybody and I know the people down at the London club (Chelsea) well after spending last year in England.
"Now I am thinking about building a team and focusing just on Jovetic is unwise.”
The Montenegro international has a contract with the Tuscan side until 2016 but the club could part company with the player if they receive an irresistible offer.
Reports in the Italian press say Chelsea are not the only team tracking Jovetic, with Serie A champions Juventus, Napoli, Inter and Manchester City also interested.
But Fiorentina owner Andrea Della Valle issued a hands off warning on the club’s official website emphasising that ‘the player is not on the market.’
Jovetic scored 14 goals in 27 games last season despite the poor form of the Viola, who finished a lowly 13th in Serie A.