Last Updated: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:51
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko is a reported summer target for Borussia Dortmund as they look to replace Robert Lewandowski.
The 26-year-old Bosnia international, who joined City in a £27million switch from Wolfsburg in 2011, has been consistently linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium, despite the fact he scored 19 goals in all competitions in the side's Premier League title-winning campaign.
However, with Mario Balotelli departing to join AC Milan in the January transfer window, it was thought Dzeko's future would be at City as boss Roberto Mancini is thought to be looking at bringing in a new forward this summer as opposed to losing another.
But Borussia Dortmund are looking to take him back to the German Bundesliga as they prepare to lose Polish frontman, Lewandowski, who is attracting attention from Bayern Munich and Manchester United.
City might be willing to offload Dzeko as they prepare for the restraints anticipated by the impending Financial Fair Play rules, while the player would no doubt be attracted by the lure of regular first-team action in Dortmund as he has become something of a 'super-sub' at City.
The main obstacle appears to surround money because City would no doubt look to recoup around £25million of the fee they spent on Dzeko, while Dortmund are reportedly not willing to pay over £15million for his signature.
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