Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko could reportedly be set for a sensational deadline day move away from the Etihad Stadium.
According to the Daily Mail, Fenerbahce president Aziz Yeldrim is prepared to pay £12million to acquire the services of the big Bosnian striker, despite the fact he only signed a new four-year deal last summer.
Fenerbahce are currently a point ahead of rivals Besiktas at the top of the Turkish Super Lig and see Dzeko as the man to ensure they seal back-to-back league titles.
Dzeko has been out of the City team
Dzeko has endured a difficult campaign so far, with injury and the form of Sergio Aguero restricting him to just 13 Premier League outings, with the lastest of those coming as a substitute during the weekend's 1-1 draw with leaders Chelsea.
A lack of game time has restricted him to just two league goals, with both coming in the 4-22 victory over Hull at the end of September.
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Given their ambition to retain their Premier League crown, as well as finally claim a Champions League title, City are unlikely to want to part with Dzeko.
However, given the £25million January arrival of Wilfried Bony, Dzeko may feel the time is right for him to end his City career, even though his current contract runs through to 2018.
City would be foolish to sell
If the rumours are true and the Turkish giants do table an offer, Manuel Pellegrini would be foolish to sell, especially given the reaction to the summer deadline day departure of Alvaro Negredo.
With the title race hotting up as the season enters it's final third, and the Champions League getting back underway later this month, City are going to need plenty of firepower.
While Aguero's form and Bony's arrival has perhaps made Dzeko third choice for Pellegrini, the 28-year-old is an invaluable option from the bench - as he's shown countless times since his 2011 move from Wolfsburg.
The most memorable contribution from the Bosnian coming in the famous 3-2 win over QPR which sealed City's first Premier League title in 2012.
Having come off the bench, Dzeko grabbed the 90th minute equaliser before Aguero sealed the title in the dying seconds.
£12million not enough
If City were willing to listen to offers for the striker, Fenerbahce would likely have to up cough up more than the £12million being talked about.
When signing for City four years ago, Dzeko was a £27million man having excelled in the Bundesliga.
While he hasn't quite reached the same personal highs in England, he has been a key part of a City team which has lifted two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a League Cup during his time at the club.
That, plus the three years left on his contract, mean Dzeko would likely command a fee much closer to the £20million mark.