Stevan Jovetic
Stevan Jovetic wants to fight for his place at Manchester CityGetty

Manchester City striker Stefan Jovetic has ended speculation he will join either Juventus or Roma and said he wants to fight for his place at the Etihad.

The Italian giants had been monitoring the Montenegrin striker after injuries restricted him to just 14 appearances last season.

His future was also considered under threat because of the surplus talent City have in his position - Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Alvaro Negredo are all competing with Jovetic to lead the City forward line.

Roma director Walter Sabatini is a long-standing admirer of Jovetic and thought he might be able to tempt the 24-year-old back to Serie A.

Juventus also reportedly joined the race to lure him back to Italy as the 'Old Lady' looks to retain the Scudetto.

But the former Fiorentina striker, who scored three goals for the Blues last season, wants to remain at the Premier League champions and fight for his place.

"I am happy to be here and I know that I am going to be an important player for this club and I am happy to be a part of this team," he told Sky Sports.

"Of course, I am expecting so much from me this season, I expect to score so many goals.

"We have a very good team. There is great competition for places with Edin and Sergio and Alvaro.

"They are all there and we have to do our best and at the end, who is the best in that moment will play."

Meanwhile, Jovetic's City strike partner Edin Dzeko has been rewarded for a promising start to the season with a new contract.

Manuel Pellegrini showed how prominent a role the Serbian has in his future plans by offering the 28-year-old a new four-year deal that will see him remain at the Etihad until 2018.