Misfiring Roma striker wanted by Besiktas

Despite only scoring four times this season, Edin Dzeko is being lined up by the Turkish side as a possible replacement for Mario Gomez, who could seal a move to China

AS Roma's Dzeko celebrates after scoring against Leverkusen's during their Champions League soccer match  in Rome

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.

Napoli - Roma Dzeko

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.



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