The Bosnian striker has reportedly expressed his preference for a move to the Italian side, and has agreed a £2.8million per year deal to move to Serie A.
However, the two clubs are yet to agree on a price for the player, with Manchester City said to be holding out for as much as possible for the striker. It is believed City want as much as £20 million for their man, a price Roma cannot yet afford.
Indeed, it seems Dzeko’s potential move rests on the Italians selling both Gervinho and Mattia Destro, with tuttomercatoweb claiming that their failure to leave is jeopardising the move for the City man.
A move that makes sense for Dzeko
It’s not hard to see why Dzeko would be keen to leave Manchester City this summer, given the increased competition at the Etihad.
Despite mostly impressing during his spell in England thus far, he is never going to replace Sergio Aguero, who is the undisputed number one, while Wilfried Bony was added in January and is likely to be favoured by Manuel Pellegrini.
In Rome, however, he would be the leading man, be guaranteed first-team football and be a big star for the Giallorossi.