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Liverpool face AS Roma competition to sign Premier League goal poacher

Liverpool look set to face competition from Serie A giants AS Roma in this summer’s transfer window as they plot a raid on their Premier League rivals Manchester City for the signing of striker Edin Dzeko.

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The Bosnian international has emerged as a candidate to come in up front at Anfield, with manager Brendan Rodgers in need of new attacking options after a disappointing campaign from the likes of Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert, plus numorous injuries to Daniel Sturridge.

Although Dzeko has not been a regular at the Etihad Stadium this term, he has previously shown a lethal goalscoring touch at this level, scoring 26 goals as City won the title last season.

According to the Daily Mirror, Liverpool are not alone in chasing the 29-year-old, with Roma also on the lookout for a new centre-forward this summer.

It is also reported that Liverpool are still in the hunt for Dzeko’s City team-mate James Milner, who is in talks over a possible new contract with City.

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