Chelsea have officially confirmed that they have signed 19-year-old English striker Daniel Sturridge from Manchester City, with the player signing a four-year contract, but they are looking also for Edin Dzeko who will not finish at AC Milan.
Chelsea have reportedly entered the race to sign Wolfsburg star Edin Dzeko and are planning a £23m offer for the player.
The Mirror reports today that new head coach Carlo Ancelotti, who is looking to add quality to his side and reduce the average age of the Blues’ squad, sees the Bosnia and Herzegovina striker as an ideal option.
Italian giants Milan have been courting Dzeko for most of the summer, but seem to have moved on to Sevilla’s Luis Fabiano after being frustrated by Wolfsburg’s desire to keep hold of the player.
But the Blues are still said to be hopeful of persuading the Bundesliga champions to agree a deal and Ancelotti has apparently told the club’s hierarchy to start putting out feelers to see if a £23m offer would be accepted.
The 23-year-old Dzeko burst onto the scene last season as he smashed 36 goals in just 42 appearances in all competitions in what was a fantastic campaign.
Dzeko, capped 17 times by his country, played for Zeljeznicar, Usti nad Labem and Teplice before joining his current club.