Roma striker Edin Dzeko is on the verge of seeing a transfer away from the club collapse at the final hurdle for the second successive summer, as a move to Juventus becomes increasingly unlikely.
The Bosnia international seemed destined to join Inter in 2019 and had agreed terms, only for the Nerazzurri to fail to meet Roma’s asking price. After that deal fell apart, Dzeko penned improved terms in the capital and was named captain, but has since become the subject of a bid from Juventus.
Dzeko has agreed terms with the Bianconeri in a move that would see Roma bring Arkadiusz Milik in as a direct replacement from Napoli.
However, Tuttomercatoweb report that this switch is also in danger of collapsing, as the Giallorossi have changed the terms of their offer for Milik after Napoli agreed to an initial offer, causing further delays to that deal.
Whilst Dzeko was left on the bench throughout Roma’s 0-0 draw against Hellas Verona in Serie A on Saturday ahead of a switch to Turin, the Lupi’s failure to bring Milik to the Stadio Olimpico has led to increased frustration at Juventus.
The Bianconeri have instead begun negotiations with Atletico Madrid to bring their former striker Alvaro Morata back to the club and are ready to end their lengthy pursuit of Dzeko.