New City boss Manuel Pellegrini is prepared to offload Bosnian striker to Atletico Madrid.
Manchester City are willing to take a substantial loss on forward Edin Dezko, and sell to him to Spanish side Atletico Madrid, according to The Daily Mail.
The sale of Edin Dzeko would free up some much-needed space in the City squad, with boss Manuel Pellegrini keen on adding Sevilla’s Alvaro Negredo to his star-studded line-up.
The Spaniard would join up with former team-mate Jesus Navas, who City signed from Sevilla earlier this summer for £15 million.
Atletico Madrid have funds available after selling star striker Radamel Falcao to Monaco for a very large undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £50m.
Dzeko, who cost City £27 million in January 2011, would be seen as an impressive replacement for the Spanish Copa Del Rey champions.
If the deal were to go ahead, City would have sold three out of the four strikers who started last season at Eastlands.
Mario Balotelli joined AC Milan in January, while Carlos Tevez completed his move to Milan’s Serie A rivals Juventus last month. Until replacements are signed, Sergio Aguero would be the only recognised striker at the club.
Edin Dzeko has scored 40 goals in 106 appearances since arriving at the Etihad Stadium.