Striker to walk away from the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season.
Edin Dzeko has started the ball rolling on a move away from Manchester City this summer after revealing that he plans to return to the Bundesliga.
Bosnian international Dzeko made his name in Germany with Wolfsburg, form which earned him a £27million move to Manchester City and the Premier League in 2011.
And he wants to return to the Bundesliga having been strongly linked with a move to reigning champions Borussia Dortmund as a replacement for Robert Lewandowski, who will leave to join either Bayern Munich or Manchester United in the summer.
“I love the Bundesliga and I will return to the Bundesliga,” Dzeko told the Daily Mirror. “The only thing I don’t know is when.”
He added: “Dortmund are a top club. Everyone in Europe can see that and with (manager) Jurgen Klopp, they have a great coach working there.”
Dzeko helped Manchester City land the Premier League title this season but has had to make do with a super sub role this time around with manager Roberto Mancini preferring Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez ahead of him.
He has scored 13 times this season but has still been unable to force his way into Mancini’s regular first-team thinking. As a result, Dzeko has been named as one of a number of players who could be offloaded in the summer in a clear-out at the Etihad Stadium.
With Lewandowski set to leave Borussia Dortmund, it appears that Dzeko is a strong candidate to be heading back to Germany at the end of the season as his replacement.