Premier League side Liverpool have joined the race for the signature of highly rated Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko as Hodgson lines up a replacement for the possible departure of striker Fernando Torres.
The Bosnian has attracted a number of interested parties over the last few seasons with his high scoring rate in both the German Bundesliga and in Europe and Liverpool look set to offer the striker a chance at the big time in the Premier League.
A possible move to Anfield for the 24 year old is subject to the Merseyside club being able to generate the required £25m transfer fee, which at this moment they just don’t have. However, league rivals Manchester City are set to make an audacious £60 million bid for star striker Fernando Torres, in a bid to lure the Spanish international to Eastlands.
Torres has endured a difficult start to the season, suffering a World Cup hangover from his exploits in South Arica with winners Spain and City boss Roberto Mancini believes that if the former Athletico Madrid striker were to join City, he would once again recapture his prolific scoring touch along side other world cup stars such as Carlos Tevez, David Silva and Yaya Toure.
Should Torres make the move from Merseyside to Manchester, then Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson, who has been a big fan of Wolfsburg striker Dzeko, will move for the 6 ft 3 striker to ensure a big name is instantly brought to Anfield to fill the void left by Torres.
While many fans will think Dzeko in no way would make up for a Torres departure, at £25m the Bosnian has the ability and strength to score regularly for any side in the Premier League and while this amount isn’t exactly pocket change, it would leave the Reds with another £35m from the Torres deal for Hodgson to strengthen his side further.
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