Roma striker Edin Dzeko trained alone today as his future at the Serie A club hangs in the balance, Sky Italia reports of the alleged Everton and West Ham United target.
With Moussa Dembele heading to Madrid, Youssef En-Nesyri staying in Seville and Gaetan Laborde waiting for something a bit bigger, David Moyes must have been wondering whether his long-running pursuit of a new centre-forward is doomed.
However, that was before a dramatic collapse in relations between Dzeko and under-pressure Roma coach Paulo Fonseca (Goal).
The former Manchester City favourite was nowhere to be seen as the Giallorossi beat Spezia 4-3 at the weekend. And, with the window due to close in a few days, it remains to be seen whether a modern-day club legend has played his 242nd and final game for the Italian giants.
Sky reports Dzeko trained alone today.
The 112-cap Bosnia international, they believe, could become the “great protagonist” of a transfer market crying out for a dash of high drama.
Gazzetta believes Everton are interested and, even at the age of 34, Dzeko would undoubtedly be an upgrade on Cenk Tosun.
The two-time Premier League winner has also been stripped of his captain’s armband. It is no secret, meanwhile, that Dzeko’s £130,000-a-week contract has been a growing problem behind the scenes at the Stadio Olimpico for some time.
Corriere dello Sport believes West Ham is also an option. And, given the Hammers have been linked with just about every striker in Europe during the past three weeks, that’s no surprise at all.