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Manchester City ready to sell Edin Dzeko

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Manchester City are ready to listen to offer for Edin Dzeko after contract talks with the striker hit an impasse, reports Goal.

The Bosnian international has struggled to break in to the team at the Etihad since joining from Wolfsburg in 2011 for £27m.

Falling behind the likes of Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo in the pecking order this season, Dzeko is quickly becoming surplus to requirements for Manuel Pellegrini and the club have decided not to offer him an extension on his current deal, which has 18 months left.

The report follows an admission from the Bosnian international that he is not playing enough at Manchester City that he doesn't know if he has a future under Pellegrini.

He told the Daily Mirror: "I need to play more than I am. I’ve only started four games in the Premier League. But if you put me in there for 90 minutes, everything is possible.

"There’s Champions League and Capital One Cup also, but that’s not enough for me.

"For every striker it’s important to play 90 minutes, not 45, then 50, then maybe 15, you know? But I’m still here and I still have 18 months left on my contract. But you never know what can happen in the future."

The news comes as a stark contrast to Pellegrini's stance in the summer, who ruled out selling the striker to Arsenal, saying Dzeko was crucial to his plans.

The Gunners were linked with a summer move for the 27-year-old as they attempted to provide competition for Olivier Giroud at the Emirates.

It now looks like Arsene Wenger may get the chance to sign his former target, but faces competition from the Bundesliga and Serie A where Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and AS Roma have all been credited with an interest.

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