A few Manchester City fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are reflecting on this afternoon’s clash against Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium.
They have been met with big claims by Adam Crafton from Mail Online that La Liga outfit Valencia are ready to pounce for Edin Dzeko when the transfer window re-opens next week.
The Bosnian striker has started just six Premier League games this term, as summer signing Alvaro Negredo forms a formidable partnership with Serigo Aguero, keeping the 27-year-old as an impact substitute for the second season running.
Valencia are thought to be closing in on a takeover by Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim, who will make it his priority to secure Champions League football for Los Che next season. Lim could give manager Juan Antonio Pizzi around £40 million to spend in January if the buy out was to be completed.
Spanish reports indicate that the majority of this money has been targeted to land a powerful striker, with Dzeko topping their wishlist as the striker looks for more first team ahead of the World Cup for Bosnia.
Manuel Pellegrini will be reluctant to lose the former Wolfsburg striker in January, given Aguero’s injury while summer arrival Stevan Jovetic has struggled for games due to a series of injuries but he wouldn’t want an unhappy striker at the club.
Crafton explains that Valencia aren’t the only club interested in Dzeko, with both Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund reportedly seeking his services in the near future.
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