AS Roma agree Dzeko fee

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AS Roma and Manchester City have finally reached an agreement for the transfer of Edin Dzeko, according to Sky Sports News

The two clubs have been in negotiations for the past few weeks, with the player agreeing personal terms with the Serie A side, but the transfer fee was still yet to be agreed on with the two clubs differing in opinions.

Fee Agreed

However, this afternoon the two parties reached an agreement and Dzeko will now complete his move to Roma in a deal worth £14 million.


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It's a £13 million loss for City, who spent £27 million on signing him from Bundesliga side Wolfsburg a few years ago, but since Wilfried Bony's arrival from Swansea City, the Bosnian was seen as a third-choice striker.

Dzeko will become the second striker to leave the Etihad Stadium for an Italian team, following Stevan Jovetic's 18-month loan move to Inter Milan earlier in the window.

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According to Sky Sports News, Dzeko will now travel to Italy within the next 24-hours before completing a medical in Rome and signing all the necessary paperwork ahead of the deal being formally announced.

Roma's Third Premier League Signing

The 29-year-old is likely to become Roma's third signing from the Premier League, following Wojciech Szczesny and Mohamed Salah, who have both joined the club on season long loans from Arsenal and Chelsea respectively.

However, the deal for Salah has not officially been announced yet due to issues with Fiorentina, who claim they should be signing the Egyptian after having an agreement in place in January.

As for Dzeko, he will link up with his national team-mate, Miralem Pjanic, who advised him to join the club once Bony arrived at the Etihad Stadium.

The Bosnian internationals were in discussions about a possible link-up at club level and Dzeko informed City that he'd like to move there back in January.

City's Lack of Depth Up Front

However, Manuel Pellegrini wanted to keep the striker until the summer so that he had enough depth if needed.

With Dzeko leaving and Jovetic already gone, The Citizens only have two recognised strikers at the club now in the form of Sergio Aguero and Bony.

It's not yet understood if Pellegrini will sign a replacement for Dzeko.

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