Dzeko nears 27m Man City switch

Last updated : 05 January 2011 By BBC Sport

Manchester City target Edin Dzeko will have a medical at Eastlands within the next 24 hours with a view to completing a £27m move, BBC Sport understands.The Wolfsburg striker, 24, could be in England in time to attend City's league clash at Arsenal on Wednesday.

Bosnian Dzeko has scored 66 goals in 111 games in Germany, helping Wolfsburg to the Bundesliga title in 2009.

He is under contract until 2013 but, on Tuesday, City boss Roberto Mancini admitted the clubs had agreed a fee.

"We have an important game at Arsenal coming up and I will speak about him after that," Mancini said.

"He's a good player and all the teams in Europe want him."

Wolfsburg manager Steve McClaren said he was reluctant to see Dzeko leave, but added that City would be buying a player who was "ideal" for them.

"He is a goal scorer who gets them with his left foot, his right foot, his head - he can score all types of goals," McClaren told the Daily Telegraph.

"He is a good buy for them. He's a good boy but he needs to work harder now he is in the Premier League than he does at present. But he will adjust, no problem.

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"He definitely has something that City miss. He will be ideal for City, especially alongside Carlos Tevez. That will be a very potent partnership."

Meanwhile, one of the players most likely to make way for Dzeko in City's squad, Emmanuel Adebayor, has reportedly been involved in a training ground bust-up.

British newspapers carried photos on Tuesday of the Togo striker and Kolo Toure having to be separated by several team-mates.

Adebayor, a £25m signing from Arsenal in July 2009, has rarely featured in Mancini's thinking this season and looks set to either be sold or loaned out during the January transfer window.

Source: BBC Sport

Source: BBC Sport