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Chelsea and Manchester City to Fight It Out Over £22m Goal Machine

In demand Bundesliga man wanted at Stamford Bridge and Eastlands.

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Sports News - March 27, 2010

Chelsea and Manchester City target Edin Dzeko says he is open to a move to England despite AC Milan being his preferred option.
Wolfsburg’s £25m-rated striker Dzeko said: ‘I never said that I absolutely want Italy. If the right offer comes in then I will say yes.’ (Daily Mail)

Ever since this season started and Edin Dzeko was still at Bundesliga champions Wolfsburg, all the talk has been about the Bosnian making his way to Italy to join AC Milan in the summer but it appears that the goal machine may now be liking the idea of a move to the Premier League which has left bankrolled sides Manchester City and Chelsea drooling in anticipation.

Wolfsburg were always going to find it hard to live up to last seasons incredible title winning success and this term has been something of a damp squib with the side flailing in mid table but that hasn’t stopped Edin Dzeko from impressing. The 24 year old has still managed to knock in 23 goals in all competitions this term and is second top scorer in Germany this season. It seems highly likely he will look for a move away from the club who he may well have outgrown and whilst the Bundesliga side will not want to see him leave they may realise that to attempt to prevent such a move would only be preventing the inevitable.

The £22m rated striker has the physique and stamina to be a success in the Premier League and its no surprise that Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Mancini are looking to snap up his services, but who will be more likely to tempt the former Teplice frontman to join them?

Well Chelsea of course have Champions League football to offer Edin and having tasted the tournament for the first time this season, albeit briefly, he will be keen to return to the top table. Man City could of course probably offer him an even bigger paycheck but surely Eastlands already have a host of top notch strikers anyway?

Stamford Bridge’s two main forwards, Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba, are both the wrong side of 30 so I can see the west London side making a concerted effort to snap up Dzeko this summer.

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