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Mancini Target Dzeko’s Price “No Secret”

Edin DzekoReal Madrid and Manchester City target Edin Dzeko looks set to be available for transfer in January as Wolfsberg’s sporting director, Dieter Hoeness, reveals the price tag on his head.

“The price is not a secret – Dzeko is €40m (£33.7m),” Hoeness told AS.

“There are many teams interested in Dzeko.”

There have been reports linking a £20.9million bid to Real Madrid for the forward, but Hoeness said that there had been no contact between the two clubs concerning a transfer.

“We have not received any call from Madrid. I myself met (Real president) Florentino Perez and [director general] Jorge Valdano when I went to the Bernabeu to see Real Madrid-AC Milan and it was never mentioned.”

“We do not comment on speculation,” he added.

The highly rated striker has been linked with a host of clubs, including Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City, one of the few clubs in the world that could match Wolfsburg”s asking price. With out-of-favour striker Adebayor almost certainly out the door in January, Dzeko could be too enticing a prospect to miss.

Typically though, the Bosnian hitman insisted he was concentrating on life in the Brundesliga, he told German newspaper Bild:

“There are many rumours, but it is too early to say what will happen. I’m focused on Wolfsburg.”

His agent Irfan Redzepagic however was a little more direct in his approach and added fuel to the fire by insisting:

“It would be foolish to say no to Madrid.”

So the door is wide open for Dzeko. The man seems to have the world at his feet, now it’s just a case of who has the cash. Watch this space.

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