Amongst all of the speculation regarding incoming players, there have also been plenty of rumours surrounding the future of Edin Dzeko this summer. Even though Roberto Mancini said just several days ago that he needs the Bosnian to stay at the Etihad Stadium, it appears as though the player has other plans after he revealed that his future at the club is still up in the air.
Despite signing in a huge £27m transfer in 2011, the 25-year-old has struggled to hold a regular place at City after failing to find the form that made him such a hit at former club Wolfsburg. Nevertheless, Mancini has recently gone on record to state that he needs the striker to remain at the Etihad Stadium, to promote competition amongst his strike force.
However, even though those comments from the manager came just several days ago, Dzeko does not appear to have taken note and has told the media that he is still unsure about his future. With speculation still linking him with a move to AC Milan, the Bosnian also said that he would one day like to play in Seria A. He said, “I always follow the Italian league and one day I’d like to play in it. For now I am a City player, but to be sure I will stay here I will have to wait until the end of the month. I’ll see what happens, and if someone else comes.”
Of course, Dzeko’s future will rest on City’s activity in the transfer market. Mancini’s initial comments came immediately after he ruled out a move for Robin Van Persie, but if the rumours surrounding possible switches for Edison Cavani and Gonzalo Higuain are true, the Italian may have a change of heart about the future of the powerful centre-forward.