After a relatively quiet transfer window, recent weeks have seen a flood of crazy rumors, but the most out there was that fan favorite Stevan Jovetic was on his way back to Fiorentina, perhaps through a swap deal with Internazionale that would send Giuseppe Rossi the other way.
Well now it appears there may actually be something behind this rumor, as according to Gianluca Di Marzio, Jovetic is meeting with agent Fali Ramadani, in a Milan hotel to discuss a return to Fiorentina. Any deal would likely be on a loan basis, at least to start. New Inter coach Frank De Boer has already told Jovetic that he does not fit in his 4-3-3 scheme, leading Fiorentina to step in.
This story has changed so much over recent days that it is difficult to make sense of the pieces, A concurrent rumor has Nikola Kalinic going to Napoli in exchange for Italian forward Manolo Gabbiadini, while the future of Giuseppe Rossi and Khouma Babacar remain up in the air.
La Viola, lead by sporting director Pantaleo Corvino, originally signed Jovetic in 2008. He played for the club until 2013, making 134 appearances and scoring 40 goals. He was particularly dominant in his final two seasons following sitting out the 2010–11 season with a knee injury. He was sold to Manchester City in 2013 and spent two injury plagued seasons playing from the bench. He was loaned to Inter last year where he showed some promise of find his old form, although injuries limited him to 26 league games, where he scored 6 goals.
One random complicating factor in a return to Florence is that although "Jo-Jo" still owns a house in the city, it is currently being rented out...to recently acquired defender Sebastian De Maio.