Edin Dzeko is not tempted to leave Manchester City this summer, despite speculation linking him with a move to Roma.
The Bosnian has been at the Etihad Stadium since arriving from Wolfsburg in January 2011 for a fee of £27million, and he has gone on to help the Blues win two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a League Cup. However, despite a fairly impressive goalscoring record of 71 goals in 185 appearances in all competitions, he has never been able to command a regular start.
Although he remains under contract in Manchester until the summer of 2018 after signing a new deal in August of last year, he has been linked with a move to Roma in recent weeks. This was perhaps started by his compatriot Miralem Pjanic, who indicated that the 29-year-old would be more than willing to quit England to join him in the Italian capital ahead of next season.
But when asked about the possibility of a move to the Giallorossi, Dzeko’s agent Irfan Redzepagic told radio station Rete Sport: “I was frankly surprised by Pjanic’s comments, unless he knows something that I don’t. I have had no contact with Roma, nor am I aware of any talks between the two clubs. It’s not a financial issue, he simply doesn’t want to leave the Citizens.”
Meanwhile, it appears as though Gervinho’s proposed move from Roma to Al Jazira has collapsed due to his bizarre personal demands. The two clubs agreed a fee of €13million for the former Arsenal forward, who has spent the past two years at the Serie A side. But the deal fell through after he demanded a helicopter and his own personal beach as part of the transfer.