The agent of Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic admits a move to Liverpool was close last season.

Former Reds boss Rafa Benitez revealed they had a deal in place for the Montenegro star, before a lack of funds scuppered the agreement.

Fali Ramadani told "I can confirm that last season Liverpool asked me for Stevan, but the deal did not come off, partly because the player wanted to stay in Florence.

"I do not know if the interest is still alive, I have not heard from anyone from England."

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