Manchester City have failed with a bid for Fiorentina winger Stevan Jovetic.

La Nazione says Roberto Mancini's City emissaries were in Florence for yesterday's 2-0 Coppa Italia win against Novara, where Jovetic was given the captain's armband.

The Citizens made a proposal, but it was rebuffed out of hand by Fiorentina, who have declared the 22-year-old is not for sale.