West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has spoken out about the club’s reported interest in Edin Dzeko.

As reported by Football.London, Pellegrini told the press conference that West Ham are not looking at Dzeko at the moment.

Dzeko links

West Ham are said to be interested in signing Edin Dzeko from Roma. (Photo by Silvia Lore/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Hammers have been linked with a move for Roma striker Dzeko.

The 32-year-old wants a return to the Premier League, according to The Mirror. And this has alerted Cardiff City, Crystal Palace and Southampton.

Then, the following day, Calcio Mercato (via Football-Italia) linked West Ham with the Bosnia and Herzegovina international.

Dzeko worked with Pellegrini when they were together at Man City. And the towering centre-forward netted 50 league goals during his time in England.


There was talk about a possible reunion, with Pellegrini interested in offering Dzeko a director’s role after his playing days were over.

Pellegrini on Dzeko rumours

Edin Dzeko is still scoring goals despite being 32 years of age. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

But Pellegrini has denied West Ham’s interest in Dzeko for now.

He said: “I cannot answer you about the amount of players who are coming in to West Ham.

“At least you can talk about five or six players, lots of players want to be here and are linked to West Ham. I know him very well but we are not thinking about him at the moment.”

These words are slightly ambiguous. It does suggest that he is not on West Ham’s radar at the moment.

But Pellegrini did not rule out a swoop for the veteran striker in the future.

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