“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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