Inter supremo plays down Dzeko talk

Last Updated: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:18

Inter Milan director Piero Ausilio has denied his recent trips to England have been to try and sort out a summer deal for Edin Dzeko.

The Manchester City forward has been linked with an exit from the Etihad Stadium after struggling to compete for a regular starting role alongside Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo.

Reports in Italy have claimed Inter are keen to sign the Bosnia international but Auslio says his recent meetings in England have not been to do with a potential deal for the striker.

He said: "There's no connection with my trips and [Edin] Dzeko. There is the opportunity to travel when we don't have matches during the week.

"It's an opportunity to develop contacts by being around other people in the industry."

Inter have already secured the signing of Nemanja Vidic on a free transfer from Manchester United and have also been heavily linked with a summer swoop for Arsenal's Bacary Sagna, who is out of contract in June.

Dzeko has publicly always maintained he is happy at City but may assess his future in the summer and could well be tempted by Inter, who would have to offer at least £12million to land the former Wolfsburg man.

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