Edin Dzeko joined AS Roma from Manchester City in 2015 and the 32-year-old recently admitted that it might be “too late” for him to return to the Premier League.
However, that isn’t stopping Southampton, Crystal Palace and ‘especially West Ham United’, who are all interested in the player and are trying to lure him to return to the top flight club competition in the country, according to Calciomercato.
The forward’s contract with the Serie A outfit runs down in 2020 and they have an option to further extend it by a year.
According to the Italian website, the former Wolfsburg man’s annual salary is €4-€4.5m and that’s a lot for a player who turns 33 next March.
Since he can still generate funds from his potential sale, his employer are open to the idea of transfer due to his poor attitude in training and during matches.
The Bosnian played under Manuel Pellegrini when the two were at the Etihad and it’s claimed the Hammers interest in the player is the ‘most concrete’ one.
None of the aforementioned clubs are playing in the European competition, but they are ready to meet his salary demands and also offer him a place in their management after his retirement.
Calciomercato suggests that West Ham are looking to invest in January and they are ready to spend €25m to secure the Roma star’s signature. The Eagles may also provide competition, if they decide to replace struggling and injured Christian Benteke with Dzeko in the mid-season transfer window.
As for the Saints, their worries in front of goal remain an issue, as six goals in eight games certainly isn’t what Mark Hughes had planned before the season started.