Brighton Ready to Tempt Jovetic But Sevilla Interested

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Former Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic, 28, is a target for Premier League newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion. However, talkSPORT reports that the Seagulls face stiff competition from Sevilla for the Monaco striker.

Signed from Inter Milan in preparation for the sale of Kylian Mbappe, 18, to Paris St Germain, the Montenegro international has scored once in his four appearances for Monaco this season and Les Monégasques are ready to listen to offers for the striker.

Since leaving Fiorentina where he scored a goal every three games, Jovetic has struggled to find scoring consistency. He struggled to nail down a place at Manchester City and after a season in Serie A, Inter were eager to offload the striker to Sevilla.

Despite only scoring 7 goals, the Spaniards were impressed with his overall contribution, including 5 assists. With a Champions League challenge to maintain, Los Rojiblancos need to beef up their strikeforce should they reach the knockout stages.

Brighton’s need is more immediate: Premier League survival. Although 12th in the table, Chris Hughton’s men are just three points above the last relegation place and are expected to be in the mix come the end of the season.

Their biggest problem is scoring, averaging a goal in each of their nine games so far this season. Hughton hopes that signing the Montenegran will increase competition for places and an upturn in his strikers’ performances but faces more frustration in the transfer market with the lure of Champions League football likely to be too strong for Jovetic to turn down.