Tottenham Hotspur are considering a bid for Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, according to SportsDirect News

Dzeko has been cited as one of Spurs' alternative strike targets if their bid for Roberto Soldado fails. The north London club have had a £22million bid plus add-ons turned down for the Spaniard, with Valencia insisting Spurs meet his release clause of £26 million.

The Bosnian striker could be surplus to requirements after his current club Manchester City signed two new strikers - Stevan Jovetic from Fiorentina and Alvaro Negredo from Sevilla. The Citizens also have Sergio Aguero on the books.

New Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini recently said Dzeko would be in his plans for the upcoming season.

However, it remains to be seen if the Bosnian will get the first team football he craves with four strikers currently at the club and Pellegrini's preference at previous clubs to play with only one striker.

Dzeko joined Manchester City from Wolfsburg for £27million and has since scored 40 goals in 106 appearances. Many appearances were from the bench though.

The 27-year-old could in-fact be a more expensive and more difficult signing to accomplish than Soldado. City may refuse to sell to a rival like Spurs, and they may prefer to sell the striker abroad. Dzeko has been linked to many European clubs in the past.

Dzeko is proven Premier League quality and may be seen as less of a risk than signing Soldado, but the attempt to sign the Bosnian may have more complications than Spurs may envisage.


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