Manchester United have been given the chance to sign Edin Dzeko, but seem unlikely to take up the offer, according to reports.
Dzeko previously spent five years in the Premier League with their rivals Manchester City. Since leaving them in 2015, he has gone on to become one of Roma’s best ever goalscorers.
Still sharp at the age of 34, he has scored seven goals from 15 games in Serie A so far this season. However, he won’t be adding to those tallies any time soon.
That’s because he has fallen out with his head coach, Paulo Fonseca. If the two cannot resolve their differences, the former City star could be on the move this week.
His agent has been trying to find a new destination for him, and a return to the Premier League would be an option. It has been claimed that West Ham have made the most concrete offer, but he isn’t convinced by them.
Dzeko would prefer to play for a bigger club, and there has been talk of a return to Manchester.
According to both Gazzetta Dello Sport and Corriere Dello Sport, Dzeko has been offered to both his former club Man City and their rivals Man Utd.
United have just said goodbye to Odion Ighalo after the end of his loan spell from Shanghai Shenhua. The Nigerian had been brought in last January as United looked to strengthen up front.
That also prompted them to sign Edinson Cavani as a free agent in the summer. That in turn froze out Ighalo, with Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford also capable of playing at centre-forward.
Hence, it seems United are well-stocked in attack. With that in mind, the Italian sources suggest a move to Old Trafford is unlikely for Dzeko.
Man City return ruled out
City, on the other hand, are currently without Sergio Aguero due to Covid-19. The Argentine is also in the final six months of his contract, so City might need a long-term solution.
It seems unlikely that a return for Dzeko, two years Aguero’s senior, would be the solution – although his quality in front of goal is not up for question.
With Everton also linked and the West Ham rumours set to continue, there could still be a chance for a Premier League move for the Bosnia-Herzegovina international before the end of the January window.