Milan’s attempt to take Edin Dzeko on loan has faltered, as Manchester City want only a €31.5m permanent deal, it’s reported.
According to Goal.com, the Rossoneri have made a bid to get in front of Juventus in the race for the unsettled striker.
Both Italian sides have been tracking the player ever since he was at Wolfsburg.
However, their offer to take Dzeko on loan with option to buy has not impressed Roberto Mancini and his club.
City paid £27m for the Bosnian centre-forward in 2011, so are determined to make back at least most of their money.
It is reported Manchester City have slapped a price-tag of £25m - €31.5m – on Dzeko.
Milan’s attempt to get him on the cheap is leaving the door wide open for Juventus to step in.
As Football Italia already reported, Dzeko is part of a potential transfer merry-go-round with Robin Van Persie and Alessandro Matri.
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