The Bosnian international only started eleven times in the Premier League last season, and no longer looks like commanding a regular place in Manuel Pellegrini’s side, especially with the addition of Wilfried Bony in January and Raheem Sterling this summer adding extra competition up front.
Dzeko had previously been a key player for City, scoring 26 goals in all competitions for the club as they won the title and the Capital One Cup double in 2013/14.
The 29-year-old clearly has pedigree at this level, but just seems to have lost his way a little in recent times and will now move abroad for a new challenge once a fee can be agreed between the two clubs, Sky claims.
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According to a report from the Daily Star earlier this month, Dzeko was also on Arsenal’s radar this summer as they chase the signing of a new centre-forward, but it remains unclear if he was truly one of the Gunners’ priorities in that position.
Despite already having plenty of options up front, the Manchester Evening News recently suggested that Pellegrini could try to replace Dzeko with another striker, targeting Napoli front-man Gonzalo Higuain.