Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri makes Roma striker Edin Dzeko top target as he looks to replace Gonzalo Higuain up front
- Juventus have made Edin Dzeko their top target this summer’s transfer window
- Maurizio Sarri wants Dzeko to replace Gonzalo Higuain in the No 9 shirt at club
- He has scored 17 goals and provided nine assists in 35 games in all competitions
- Roma are hoping the sale of Dzeko will ease their financial burden from Covid-19
Juventus have reportedly made Roma striker Edin Dzeko their top target for this summer’s transfer window.
Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri wants Dzeko to replace Gonzalo Higuain in the No 9 shirt, should he leave at the end of the season.
Tuttosport claim that Sarri is excited about the prospect of bringing in Dzeko, a player the coach has always admired.
Juventus have made Roma striker Edin Dzeko their top target this summer’s transfer window
Roma are reportedly looking to offload Edin Dzeko this summer to help with the financial ramifications of the coronavirus crisis.
The 34-year-old, who is on a contract worth £6.6million annually until the summer of 2022, is likely to be a casualty of Roma’s cost-cutting measures according to Corriere Dello Sport.
Maurizio Sarri wants Dzeko to replace outgoing Gonzalo Higuain in the No.9 shirt at Juventus
Dzeko has scored 17 goals and provided nine assists in 35 games across all competitions
It is believed that Roma and Juve are negotiating terms, while the Turin club are also said to be pursuing full-back Riccardo Calafiori.
Dzeko has flourished during his time in the Italian capital scoring an impressive 102 goals from 211 appearances since joining the club from Manchester City on loan in 2015, before the move was made permanent a year later.
Despite his advancing years, he has maintained an impressive record this season, scoring 17 and providing nine assists in 35 games in all competitions.
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