Sabatini: Roma in for Manchester City ace Dzeko

The 29-year-old exclusively told Goal In June that he is not looking to leave, while the Serie A outfit’s sporting director, Walter Sabatini, admits a deal will be difficult


Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini has confirmed that the club are trying to sign Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko.

The 29-year-old is among the players who City are looking to offload this summer, although the striker exclusively told Goal in June that he will not force a move away from the the Etihad.

While Sabatini has revealed Roma’s interest, he concedes that the Serie A side are still far away from agreeing a deal with English outfit.

“Dzeko is not very close, but Roma are trying to get him,” Sabatini told reporters at a ‘Football Fest’ event in Perugia on Friday evening. “He’s the right man for us, but tough to get, as he’s expensive.”

Regarding possible outgoings, Sabatini has ruled out Gervinho leaving the club – despite reports of a €14 million bid from Al Jazira being accepted.

He added: “No [Gervinho does not want to leave]. He changed his mind and wants to stay with us now.”

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