Inter Milan and Real Madrid consider move for Roma striker Edin Dzeko
Inter Milan and Real Madrid consider move for Edin Dzeko, with Roma hoping to slash salary commitments further amid coronavirus crisis
- Roma are looking to cut costs due to financial worries amid coronavirus crisis
- Edin Dzeko is one of the club’s high earners on £6.6million per year
- The striker along with his team-mates have already given up four months’ salary
- The 34-year-old has been a big success at Roma with 102 goals in 211 games
- Inter Milan and Real Madrid are considering cashing in on his availability
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Roma are looking to offload Edin Dzeko this summer as they hope to ease the financial concerns they are suffering amid the coronavirus crisis.
Dzeko is the club captain at the Italian side and he along with team-mates and manager Paulo Fonseca have already tried to aid the club financially by forgoing four months’ wages, as well as offering to top up the salaries of club staff put on furlough.
But the 34-year-old, who is on a contract worth £6.6million annually until the summer of 2022, is likely to be a casualty of Roma’s cost cutting measures according to Corriere dello Sport.
Edin Dzeko could be offloaded by Roma this summer to aid cost cutting measures at the club
The Italian daily added that the loss of revenue from the suspension of Serie A and the Europa League could cost Roma dearly and fears they could end the year £88million (€100m) down.
The situation would be made worse if the current season is not completed as Roma could also miss out on the Champions League as they reside just fifth in the league table.
Dzeko has starred during his spell in the Italian capital scoring an impressive 102 goals from 211 appearances since joining the club from Manchester City on loan in 2015, before the move was made permanent a year later.
Inter Milan and Real Madrid are considering moves for the striker who has 102 goals for Roma
Despite his advancing years he has maintained an impressive tally this term, scoring 15 from 32 games in all competitions and therefore is attracting interest.
Inter Milan had a £10.5million bid turned down last summer, but a similar bid this time around would be considered and the striker would serve as ideal back up behind Romelu Lukaku.
Real Madrid have also been linked with the Bosnia & Herzegovina international, as a potential replacement for Luka Jovic who has struggled to settle at the Bernabeu following his summer arrival.
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