Edin Dzeko is NOT on Manuel Pellegrini’s wanted list and contrary to many reports in the media today has not agreed personal terms with the Irons.
The story has been doing the rounds for weeks but reached a peak today with numerous outlets claiming the striker had agreed to personal terms and was on his way to the club this summer.
The 33 year old Roma front man’s contract expires in 2020 but despite all the hype ClaretandHugh can reveal the player has never been on the manager’s list of targets.
The reports have always been based on his having been a Pellegrini player at Manchester City but the Chilean is still focused on Maxi Gomez as his priority.
Such was the intensity of the publicity surrounding the move today we e mailed our senior source at the club and was immediately told Dzeko was a non starter as a summer signing.
We were told firmly: “There is no interest – we are looking at other targets.The stories today are incorrect.”