Last Updated: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:34
Manchester City are being tipped to offer Edin Dzeko in a summer swap deal for Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski.
German newspaper Bild claim Dzeko wants to return to the Bundesliga at the end of the season and that Borussia, who knocked City out of the Champions League this season, are interested in signing the 26-year-old Bosnian.
Dzeko's agent denied any contact from Inter Milan over the striker for a potential January transfer window move and declared that his client was settled in Manchester.
But that could change if the Bundesliga champions come knocking in June and City may agree to include Dzeko, who would then have two years left on his contract, if they can sense a real chance of luring Borussia's Polish international forward.
Lewandowski's current deal is already into its final 18 months and Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc is looking for a replacement as they are preparing to sell him in the summer.
Their top scorer has rejected all attempts to tie him down to a new deal and will be put up for sale for at least £20million at the end of the season.
One stumbling block to a swap deal going through is the fact that Dzeko would be unlikely to drop his wage demands to come within Dortmund's current pay structure but Bild claims Borussia have three options to overcome that.
If they fail to persuade him to accept lower terms and their sponsors do not cough up the difference to cover his wages, they may persuade City to cover a portion of the package to ensure they get first option on the Lewandowski deal.
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