Serie A duo Inter Milan and AS Roma are set to undergo a summer transfer tussle for Manchester City striker Eden Dzeko, reports talkSPORT.
The Bosnian international could be on his way out of the Etihad Stadium after spending yet another season on the fringes of the first-team, and with Wilfried Bony arriving from Swansea City in January, competition for places are hotting up.
The 29-year-old has been at City since making his £27million move from Wolfsburg back in 2011, but in that time, he has only managed to make 125 Premier League appearances, with most of them coming off the subs bench.
Despite rarely starting games, Dzeko has scored 50 goals for City and has been getting a few starts in recent weeks despite Bony's arrival, but due to his age, he is keen to be playing regular first-team football.
According to reports in Italy, Manchester City value the striker at around £20million, and with Bony arriving and expected to feature more frequently next season, the Bosnian could be dropped to the bench, where he doesn't want to be.
As well as Dzeko, City face losing Stevan Jovetic as well. The Montenegro international has already been dropped out of their Champions League squad to make way for Bony and is now considered fourth choice by Manuel Pellegrini.
The Citizens won't want to lose both strikers over the summer, but interest in Dzeko is high from Serie A teams.
AS Roma are one team mentioned and they could be interested in bringing the Bosnian in at the end of the season.
Dzeko is good mates with Miralem Pjanic, who is one of Roma's top stars, so he could do some persuading if interest hots up.
However, they will face competition from Inter Milan who are also keen to sign the 29-year-old.
Inter boss Roberto Mancini has worked with Dzeko during their time together in England and he would be up for the idea of a reunion in order to bring the glory days back to the San Siro.
Both Pjanic and Mancini are confident they can lure the striker away from the Etihad, but as it stands, Pellegrini has no plans to sell the Bosnian.