Edin Dzeko Transfer Rumours: Latest News on the Manchester City Star

Laura Greene@@Greene_LFeatured ColumnistJanuary 20, 2014

Edin Dzeko Transfer Rumours: Latest News on the Manchester City Star

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    Edin Dzeko appears to be on the wishlist of many top sides across Europe, which should come as no surprise considering his current form with Manchester City.

    On the bench for six of City's Premier League games this season, perhaps the Bosnian international would consider leaving in January in search of a guaranteed starting berth at another club. 

    On the other hand, maybe he'll stay and help manager Manuel Pellegrini toward winning a glut of silverware in his first season at the Etihad?

    One thing is certain: Fresh from registering the Citizens' 100th goal of the season in all competitions, and with 16 goals to his name this term, Dzeko is on fine form.

    We are going to monitor the 27-year-old's transfer situation right here, so keep checking back for updates. 

    Read on for the latest gossip.

    —LAST UPDATE: Monday, January 20—

Dzeko: Wanted by Wolfsburg?

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    According to The Mirror's Ben Burrows, Wolfsburg are keen on bringing Edin Dzeko back to the Volkswagen Arena. 

    Dzeko spent three-and-a-half seasons at the club, before Manchester City shelled out £27 million to bring him to the Premier League in January 2011, as reported by BBC Sport

    The Bosnian made 142 appearances during his time with the Bundesliga side, where he scored 85 goals and registered 36 assists, as seen on Transfermarkt.

    Burrows admits that a move would be unlikely, yet writes:

    With Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo banging goals in for fun, Edin Dzeko has had to settle for life on the fringes.

    Despite seeing more playing time with the Argentine's injury layoff, the Bosnian has been consistently linked with a move away from the Etihad.

    Former club Wolfsburg are the latest to hit the gossip columns.

    Fresh from laying out £16m on Chelsea's Kevin De Bruyne, German newspaper Die Welt believe they could now go in for their former man.

    Wolfsburg currently sit fifth in the Bundesliga. 

Pellegrini: Dzeko Going Nowhere

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    To add balance to the rumours that Edin Dzeko is headed for a January transfer away from Manchester City, Manuel Pellegrini has insisted that the striker will not be sold.

    In December, Dzeko was linked with a move to AC Milan, as reported by Corriere dello Sport (via The Mirror's Alex Richards).

    He was also mooted to be on the move to Valencia in Marca (via Alex Richards in The Mirror).

    Before that, moves to Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund had been suggested by Mark Ogden in The Telegraph

    However, as Chris McKenna reported in the Guardian on December 30, Pellegrini is adamant that Dzeko will stay. The City boss said: 

    There was never any chance of Dzeko going in January. He is a very important member of the squad. If you revise the last month you will see that he has played games in December and he will be very important.

    Every player wants to play every game but, given the games we have, it is impossible for that to happen. I repeat that I think he is happy. He is an important player and there may be offers but he won't leave.