Roma are reportedly nowhere near a deal for Edin Dzeko, as Manchester City want £20m – almost double the current offer.
Director of sport Walter Sabatini rushed out to Manchester last night on a flight via Munich to begin intensive negotiations, hoping the £49m purchase of Raheem Sterling from Liverpool would put City in a selling mood.
However, multiple Italian reports suggest talks are going badly with a huge distance between offer and demand.
Roma are hoping to take the Bosnian international on loan with option to buy for €15m (£10.6m).
Instead, Manchester City are asking for €28m (£20m) for the 29-year-old striker.
Tuttomercatoweb claim the Premier League giants are prepared to spread out the payment over two years, receiving €21m (£15m) straight away plus another €7m (£5m) next year.
It's widely reported that Dzeko has already given the all-clear for the transfer, agreeing personal terms.
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