According to a report from FC Inter News, Roma are currently in talks to terminate the contract of alleged West Ham United target Edin Dzeko.
AS Roma Live extensively covered the Hammers’ interest in the 35-year-old Roma centre-forward a couple of months ago.
And it appears as though our chances of signing the 114-capped Bosnia and Herzegovina international have just increased.
FC Inter News claims that Roma are in the middle of talks to try and cancel his current £125k-a-week contract.
West Ham could have a free run at Edin Dzeko
Hammers boss David Moyes will be desperate to bring at least one top class centre-forward to the London Stadium this summer.
The Roma striker has reached the twilight years of his career, however. So there will undoubtedly be questions raised as to whether West Ham should look elsewhere.
Dzeko is a proven striker, however. And he may not be a bad option on a free transfer as long as Moyes brings in a marquee striker signing as well at the 35-year-old.
The former Manchester City striker has scored 349 goals in 745 career games for club and country. He’s scored 11 goals in 32 games for Roma this season (Transfermarkt).
A two-time Premier League winner, Dzeko would add invaluable winning experience to the Hammers squad.
West Ham signing him on a free transfer really wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world.
On the condition that we don’t offer him a huge salary. We really shouldn’t be offering him anything more than a one-year deal either. It needs to be a deal that’s beneficial to all parties involved.
And we think signing Dzeko on a short-term deal for absolutely nothing might be a decent shout for David Moyes this summer.