According to Tribal Football, Manchester City are set to offer Edin Dzeko AND a fee of £15 million for Arsenal’s unsettled striker Robin Van Persie.
The Premier League champions have been strongly linked with a move for the 28-year-old Dutch international ever since Van Persie announced his intention to leave the Emirates. City manager Roberto Mancini, who himself just committed his future to the Blues by signing a long-term contract, is desperate to add the prolific striker to Manchester City in order to further strengthen his goal to retain the Premier League title.
City are trying to sweeten the deal between the two clubs by adding 26-year-old forward Edin Dzeko to the deal, who is reportedly admired highly by Arsene Wenger. The Bosnia and Herzegovina international striker has failed to force himself into City’s first team ever since joining the club in 2011 in a £27 million deal and has been stuck behind Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli, and Carlos Tevez. He is likely to start next season as fourth choice striker.
With Wenger confirming he doesn’t want to waste money on Van Persie’s replacement, the Arsenal boss may see the Dzeko deal as an advantage to add to his squad without having to spend. Dzeko has scored 16 goals in 45 appearances for City but his record at former German club Wolfsburg is what brought him to the Premier League, scoring 66 goals in 111 appearances.
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