West Ham ‘set aside £20m to swoop for ex-Premier League striker’

first_img Dzeko helped Man City win two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup 2 Dzeko has been one of Europe’s most dangerous marksmen over the past couple of years 2 The 32-year-old has begun 2018/19 in similar form – striking five times in just nine matches – and his showings have alerted a host of Premier League clubs.The Mirror say Southampton, Crystal Palace and Cardiff have started keeping tabs on Dzeko following his admission that he would like to return to English football – even if he is currently happy at Roma.But now, according to Calciomercato, another top flight side are considering a move for Dzeko – West Ham.It is believed the Hammers want to sign Dzeko in the New Year when the transfer window reopens and have already set aside around £20million for the deal.West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini knows the striker well, having managed him at Man City, with the pair winning the Premier League during their time together at the Etihad. West Ham are the latest side to show an interest in Edin Dzeko, with the Hammers reportedly preparing to make a January move for the Bosnian striker.The former Manchester City man has enjoyed a prolific couple of years with Roma, scoring 24 goals last term to go with the 39 he netted the previous campaign. Dzeko is reportedly asking for around £3.5million-a-year to pen fresh terms with Roma.They are struggling to meet those demands and West Ham are now seemingly hopeful of convincing the striker that the London Stadium is the perfect venue for him to fulfil his ambition of returning to English football.last_img

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