Inter could find themselves unable to sign target Edin Dzeko from Roma, with new Giallorossi boss Jose Mourinho wanting to keep the player.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Il Messaggero, who report that the Portuguese manager has asked for the player to remain in the Italian capital despite his high wages.

It has been reported in recent days that the Giallorossi are considering the Bosnian striker, with the gross €15 million remaining in wages to be paid out on his contract considered to be financially problematic.

The Nerazzurri have been credited with an interest in the player in past windows, and should the Giallorossi be open to selling the 35-year-old, could move for him in this window.

However, with Mourinho desiring to keep the player at the Stadio Olimpico regardless of budgetary concerns reaching an agreement with Roma could be difficult, though it remains to be seen whether the capital club will listen to offers anyway.