Published On: Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014

Manchester City striker to replace Mario Balotelli at AC Milan?

Edin Dzeko Manchester CityAC Milan could seek to replace Mario Balotelli with Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko should the Italian leave.

Recent reports suggest the agent of Balotelli met to discuss a January move to Galatasaray yet talks remain speculative.

According to Corriere dello Sport the Rossoneri could look to bring in Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko as a replacement.

The 27 year-old has grown tired of his lack of playing time in England with both Sergio Aguero and now Alvaro Negredo ahead in the pecking order.

Dzeko has been linked with il Diavolo in the past and was even seen sporting his own Milan jersey during his time at Wolfsburg.

Club vice-president Adriano Galliani has categorically refused to sell Balotelli despite the striker’s poor form and attitude.

Similarly Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini plans to keep hold of Dzeko with the injury to the aforementioned Aguero.

Dzeko has made over 120 appearances in England scoring 50 goals.

Follow Louis Gibberd-Thomas on Twitter: @mercutio156

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