Jovetic can leave Fiorentina for €30 million.
"Football today is like this, we must be prepared for these instances. For our part we have expressed our will to keep him, now it falls to Stevan to assess the situation, if he hasn't already done so," said Montella.
"Then, there must be a team willing to invest in him. He's an extraordinary player who any Coach would want to work with.
"I have spoken with him first, with the promise that I would not then speak publicly. I know his intentions, he has been training well but it is understandable that at this moment he is thinking about things.
"Is he motivated or thoughtful? Both. I consider him in all effects a Viola player. It would be easy to curry favour with the fans. I just hope that he stays."