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Inter beat out Milan, Liverpool for Manchester City attacker

Stevan Jovetic will reportedly join Inter on a season-long loan with an option to buy.

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SkySports24 has reported (h/t Sempre Inter) that Manchester City have agreed to send forward Stevan Jovetic to Inter Milan for the 2015-16 season. The Montenegrin international will reportedly join Inter on a season-long loan with an option to buy set at €15 million.

You read that right: €15 million. And even better, Goal writes that a specific payment package has already been agreed upon between the two clubs: Inter will match Jovetic's €127,200 / week wages and pay an initial transfer fee of €3 million.

The Nerazzurri will then be legally obligated to purchase Jovetic for €12 million in July 2016, throwing in an additional €2.8 million if Mancini's side qualify for the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League.

If this is true (and it seems that way), then this could prove to be a very, very good deal for Inter. Worst-case scenario is that Jovetic remains toothless in Serie A and is sent back to Man City at season's end. Best-case scenario sees Inter gain a quality attacker for a very nice price.

Mancini has clearly been a fan of Jovetic for awhile now and thinks the player can be a versatile attacking option for Il Biscione. Mancio stated in an interview earlier this week: "I already tried to sign Jovetic in my last season with Manchester City but he arrived when I was gone. He can play as a focal point or as a support striker but could also feature on the wings."

(Note: this piece was edited to more accurately reflect information contained within on 7/24/2015 at 10:21 a.m. ET)