I'm not leaving Man City – Dzeko

The Bosnian striker has only recently signed a new contract and intends to see it out, while he has not given up hope of fighting back against Barcelona in the Champions League

Edin Dzeko has rejected suggestions that he could leave Manchester City this summer, despite enduring a frustrating campaign, and insists that he is committed to the club.

The Bosnia-Herzegovina international has started just nine times in the Premier League this term, scoring four goals, and Wilfried Bony’s arrival has seen him shunted even further down the pecking order.

But the former Wolfsburg striker, who only recently signed a new four-year deal with the reigning champions last summer, is ignoring speculation that he could leave and is focused on the league campaign.

“I have just extended my contract with City and that should be a clear message to all the talk about me leaving Manchester,” Dzeko told the Anadolu Agency.

“I don’t want to comment on rumours. I am happy at City and focused on the club and their great fans.”

On his goalscoring record at City, he continued: “Maybe I could have scored more often but I can’t complain. I am happy because 50 goals in the Premier League is a great achievement. Our goal is to win titles and try and catch Chelsea.”

City are currently five points adrift of the Blues and are at risk of crashing out of the Champions League but Dzeko is eyeing an improved display against Barcelona at Camp Nou.

“The first leg was very important for us and we tried not to lose at home but we were not good, especially in the first half,” the 28-year-old continued. “Who knows how it might have been if we didn’t get a red card?

“Now we want to surprise Barcelona. We want to play better than we did at the Etihad Stadium and we will see if that is enough to progress.”

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