Italian giants Inter Milan are interested in signing Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko as a long term replacement for Diego Milito, according to the Metro.

Media in Italy claim that Inter are on the search for a long term successor for their Argentine striker who has bagged 107 goals in three years at the San Siro club.

Dzeko has struggled to hold down a regular first team place at Manchester City and has been part of manager Roberto Mancini’s regular rotation of his strikers.

Despite that, the tall Bosnian has hit an impressive 9 goals in just under nine games worth of league football for the Citizens this season, the best strike rate out of anyone else at the club.

The 26-year-old arrived from Wolfsburg for £27million in January 2011 and it is suggested that he would consider a move away from the Etihad, but only if he is offered Champions League football.

Inter currently sit fifth in Serie A, two points off the top three and a Champions league place.

The reported fee the Italians would have to pay in order to prize the striker away from Manchester is in the region of £24million, as City would obviously be reluctant to make too big a loss on the player.

Mancini has been linked with the likes of Edinson Cavani, while striker Mario Balotelli’s future continues to come under scrutiny.

The resolving of these situations will also no doubt be vital before any possible move for Dzeko coud happen.


  • Anthony
    3 years ago

    We need to send an Italian striker home instead. I’d settle at a loss to get rid of him.

  • Hermann nightcrySerbia
    3 years ago

    So you all believe Mancini want to bring Cavani so that he can dismiss Dzeko. It’s logical, right!?

    Anyway, other guy, genuine “Vulcan” among your bloggers, one James McManus, wrote an article “10 players looks good only on MOTD”, and while performing amazing feat of logic and perception, he magically degraded leading goal-getter in champions roster, generously placing him on the list together with likes of Phil Jones, Adel Taraabt, Charlie Adam, Franco Di Santo, Bryan Ruiz, and few others. I mean, obviously Dzeko was never MD in England, he was never “media darling” like Milner or Barry, or at least like Balo or Aguero, quite the opposite. Nevertheless, scope of degradation speaks for itself.

    Dzeko scores goals, as striker should, his movements are even more important in leading the City attacking line according to Mancini, his goals according to first assistant Platt are all “heavy goals” – form saving FA Cup in last minute gasp vs. Notts, to only goal vs. Wigan which made all the difference at the top of the table in the end, with nothing short of heroic vs. QPR, to current season when his goals alone weight at least 17 points, all scored in half of the time played by City “true” strikers Aguero, Tevez and Balo, … and this genius equating him to Charlie Adam and Daniel Sturridge !?!?
    It gets even more embarrassing if this logic is taken into account within context of McManus explanation, philosophically served in article intro – hilarious. So, if you allow me I will sting him a little bit with an advise to stick to CM or FIFA 2013 !

    Having trained their sensitivity to every kind of chauvinism and racism, my German friends are among first to notice that, since he arrived to PL & England, Dzeko lacks one and one thing only – popular ethnicity, background and origin worthy of English respect, say Argentinian! It’s a harsh observation, but something really does stinks profoundly and it’s not regular bullshit, but more likely traditional prejudice. Actually, former Bleacher Report blogger Richard Kirkland from Manchester was really determined in making me think twice before dismissing it as nonsense. Kirkland was mad as hell not only with constant depreciation and belittling of Bosnian talent and contribution by English football portals and blogs, but also with small but vocal number of City supporters, which ended in bitter written exchange with fellow blogger at BR.

    And finally all this gets little bit more substantial with another dimension which I find in the work of my acquaintance historian M.A.Hoare, Reader on Kingston University and History Fellow on Cambridge University, who has been writing on question of English anti-Balkans bias and particularly ant-Bosnian bias and prejudice for quite some time, bias which wriggles through all social strata and streaches acros every level of all of the Balkans societies, groups, as well as on individuals.