Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko wants to complete a summer switch to AS Roma after falling out of favour at the Etihad Stadium.
The Bosnia international has struggled for first-team football this season and with Wilfried Bony now at the club, it's looking more and more likely that his opportunities will be limited under Manuel Pellegrini.
Dzeko has been at City for four years since joining them from Wolfsburg back in 2011 in a deal worth £27million, but the striker is now ready to pack his bags and leave the Etihad in order to join his countryman in Rome, according to the Daily Star.
According to Miralem Pjanic, who also plays for Bosnia, Dzeko has told him that he wants to play in Italy and he would love to play for Rudi Garcia's men so that he could link up with his national team-mate.
The 29-year-old hitman only recently signed a four-year extension at City, but with Bony at the club now, it looks likely that he will be third choice for next season, and after struggling for form this campaign, he could be set for a summer exit.
City have had a disappointing campaign overall. They were knocked out in the last-16 of the Champions League, eliminated by Middlesborough in the FA Cup and also got beaten by Newcastle United in the Capital One Cup.
As well as below par performances in cup competitions, it's looking more and more likely that they won't be retaining their Premier League title as Chelsea look set to be crowned champions of England.
Scoring just six times this season, Dzeko already has hit heart set on a Summer switch to Serie A, and Pjanic has revealed that the two have already had discussions about a potential move, with Roma reportedly keen on the idea.
Pjanic said: “We are friends and he has told me that he would love to play in Serie A. He is closely following Roma.
“It would be great if we could one day play together both for the national team and here in Roma.”
Pjanic himself has been strongly linked with a move away from Roma at the end of the season, with FC Barcelona, Manchester United and Liverpool all interested, but if the club do sign Dzeko, that may be enough to convince the midfielder to stay.
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