TRANSFER RUMOURS – Jovetic to Manchester City? Lewandowski to Manchester United? Cole to leave Chelsea?

Stevan Jovetic has been linked with a January move from Manchester City to Fiorentina after rejecting their interest in the summer

September 3rd: Jovetic – “I received important offers in the summer and I thought about what to do but the club promised me that they would build a great team, and that has happened. So many good players have arrived and we can do much better than last season. I decided to stay at Fiorentina and I am very happy. I want to try and win something here.”

September 12th: Jovetic – “When Manchester City came forward with strength, I had already decided to stay in Florence. Am I happy to still be here? Absolutely and I have no regrets.”

September 14th: Fiorentina’s sporting director Daniele Prade – “Jovetic’s buy-out clause? I want to close this issue once and for all. What we will do, will be done in a transparent way. So when there will be news about Jovetic’s contract, we will notify it in an official manner. A pre-arrangement with Manchester City? The Della Valle family (Fiorentina’s owners) has excellent relations with City but there is no preliminary contracts with anyone. Jo-Jo is our player and he will be at least until the end of the season.”

September 30th: Patrick Vieira watched Jovetic in Fiorentina’s 2-1 defeat to Inter Milan.

Robert Lewandowski has been linked with a move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United

July 17th: Lewandowski – “The Premier League is a league in which I would like to play and I hope to manage that at some point.”

August 22nd: Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc – “There have been enquiries from several clubs. Our position has not changed since March, Lewandowski still plays at Dortmund.”

September 6th: Lewandowski – “I have two years left on my contract, and this is a long time. I do not need to make a decision today. Not if I am to stay on, not if I am to leave. There is no decision time-limit for me. I do not know what will happen at the end of this season. I do not rule anything out.”

October 3rd: Sir Alex Ferguson and Mike Phelan will attend Manchester City’s Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund.

Ashley Cole, who has less than a year remaining on his current deal, has been linked with a move from Chelsea to PSG

August 4th: Ancelotti – “The transfer window is over for us. The club did a good job. All the news from England about Cole are just rumours.”

August 5th: Cole – “Contract talks have not stalled just started. £200k? Are you for real? I’d never ask for that. Like I said before don’t listen or always believe what media say they ain’t got a clue.”

October 2nd: PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti on Cole link – “This is normal because a lot of players are linked with Paris St Germain in the market. The newspapers said that 100 players could come here. For this season, we have a very good squad but next year, I don’t know what is going on. Ashley Cole is the best left back in the world at the moment.”