Boss re-evaluates after missing out on targets.
New Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is set to give Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko a second chance to impress after missing out on both Isco and Edinson Cavani to Real Madrid, the Daily Mail reports.
The Chilean coach had been hoping that his pre-existing relationship with Isco at Malaga over the last two years could persuade the player towards joining City, but the opportunity to stay in Spain proved decisive in Madrid clinching a £24million deal.
Pellegrini is also ready to turn his back on City’s interest in Napoli’s £54m-rated striker Edinson Cavani, a long-term target for former boss Roberto Mancini, and give Edin Dzeko a second chance at the Etihad.
Dzeko joined City in the 2011 January transfer window for a fee of £27 million but he has so far failed to fully establish himself in the first team, making only 106 appearances across all competitions.
Last season saw him on the pitch only 43 times and he managed to bag 15 goals in the process, but City’s change in management and subsequent change in transfer targets have caused the Bosnian to rethink his future plans with the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Juventus amongst those interested in landing his signature.