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Hammers' Serie A target prefers Italian stay - Report

19th April 2019, 12:14 by Simon Barlow

Edin Dzeko has reportedly snubbed the chance to join West Ham United nest term because the Roma striker wants to stay in Italy.

La Gazzetta dello Sport claim Dzeko said 'no' to his ex Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini after Inter Milan started to show an interest in him.

The 33-year-old has only a year left to run on his Roma contract but is not expected to be offered an extension this summer.

Inter are understood to be interested as they look to rebuild a strikeforce that looks set to lose Mauro Icardi.

La Gazzetta understands the Nerazzurri have already 'received a positive response' from Dzeko's camp but stresses he will only sign if Icardi leaves.

West Ham had targeted the Bosnian because of the impending exits of Andy Carroll and Lucas Perez - plus doubts over the futures of both Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez at the club.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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