According to widespread reports Roma striker Edin Dzeko will sign for West Ham United this summer.
The Bosnian star will be reunited with his old boss Manuel Pellegrini according to the likes of The Sun.
Dzeko’s goals helped Pellegrini set a new Premier League scoring record as they lifted the title.
Record-breaking striker on his way to West Ham?
The forward has broken scoring records in Italy with Roma.
But he is now deemed surplus to requirements and The Sun reports West Ham will snap up the veteran to replace outgoing Andy Carroll this summer.
Dzeko has endured a tough season with limited game time for Roma.
Most of his appearances have come from the bench.
But he has still managed 13 goals to take his amazing career total to 319 goals in 693 games for club and country.
Difficult season for frustrated Roma star
Dzeko’s frustration came to bear when he appeared to spit at the referee during Roma’s 7-1 defeat to Fiorentina earlier this season (The Guardian).
But he won hearts and minds in Serie A at the weekend when a pre-match video emerged online.
The video shows the striker pushing a young disabled mascot in a wheelchair onto the pitch before Roma’s match.
Making headlines for the right reasons
Roma posted the video in a tweet saying: “Edin Dzeko with the real star of the show on Saturday.”
Edin Dzeko with the real star of the show on Saturday: Ilary ♥️ pic.twitter.com/Xsv1LQMDNC
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) April 14, 2019
With Carroll leaving this summer Pellegrini is at something of a crossroads over strikers.
It is believed Roma are looking for £12.9million for the 33-year-old Dzeko whose contract expires next season (The Sun).