Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko could be axed by Manchester City at the end of the season.
The Daily Star reports that despite the Bosnian only signing a contract extension in August last year, serious doubts have begun about his continued career at the Etihad and City bosses are willing to listen to offers.
City will consider bids, says the reports, in the region of £20 million as the club look to get the striker’s £140,000-per-week wages off their books.
“It looks like the decision to hand him a new contract was a mistake. He’s done well in the past, but this season has been difficult and he no longer looks like one of those players who can help City reach the next level,” said a source.
Dzeko has scored just six goals this season after suffering issues with both form and fitness throughout the campaign and only twice since September.
The recent acquisition of Swansea striker Wilfried Bony is being seen as a key reason Dzeko could be shown the door.
Dzeko might not be the only one looking for pastured new come the end of the season with the Star claiming Manuel Pellegrini is also facing the axe at the end of the season.
It seems City’s 1-0 loss to Burnley was the final straw for both.