Turkish giants Besiktas could make a summer move for misfiring Roma striker, Edin Dzeko, following a failed attempt to open negotiations in January.
Since moving to the Eternal City from Premier League side Manchester City, Dzeko has struggled to find his form, scoring just four times in his 20 Serie A appearances to date, sparking speculation linking him with a move away from the Stadio Olimpico.
With Besiktas anticipating that Mario Gomez will leave the club in favour of a big-money move to China, they are looking to find a replacement for the in-form German, who has scored 17 times in 26 games for the club.
It is thought that the Turkish outfit were ready to offer Roma a total of €20 million for Dzeko’s services in January, paying €15m up front and the remaining €5m in add-ons, but I Lupi were not willing to negotiate.
Should a summer offer be received, however, the Giallorossi are still believed to be unlikely to let their No.9 go, as they are willing to give him more time to settle into Italian football.
Furthermore, Dzeko is reportedly keen to remain in Rome for the time being, as his partner has just recently given birth to their first child.
Since the arrival of Luciano Spalletti at Roma, Dzeko has shown signs of improvement, notably in the Giallorossi’s most recent match with Carpi, which saw the 29-year-old give his side a 2-1 lead in the 84th minute, in what proved to be a 3-1 win.