Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has to deal with another major transfer setback this week, with reports in The Daily Mail suggesting that coveted target, Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko is not for sale, this summer.
The 27 year old forward had failed to find a permanent place in the Citizens’ first team, after being utilised mostly as a late sub by previous manager Roberto Mancini. Although the Bosnian’s performances had been pretty satisfactory in terms of goal returns, the likes of Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero had provided him with massive competition for starting-XI places.
The 6ft 4in striker was believed to be used as barter in a swap deal to bring in Edinson Cavani from Napoli to City and was also linked with Chelsea for a while. Arsenal have expressed interest in Dzeko often in the past and were reportedly ready to make a move for him this summer, after being repeatedly snubbed by Liverpool for Luis Suarez.
However, following the transfer of Carlos Tevez to Juventus, it seems Pellegrini might have the Bosnian striker in his plans and wishes to keep hold of Dzeko this summer to avoid any mid-season hiccups.