Inter striker Edin Dzeko is targeting the Serie A title this season and then a future with the Nerazzurri beyond then.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the 36-year-old’s form over the campaign so far has given him reason to be ambitious about the future.

Dzeko may have expected to go into the current season as a backup for Romelu Lukaku in attack.

However, the Belgian’s injury woes have meant that the former Roma, Manchester City, and Wolfsburg striker has played regularly.

Moreover, Dzeko has proved his worth with his displays during the period, scoring important goals and leading the line with distinction in both Serie A and the Champions League.

In the short term, the Bosnian wants to be at his best for as long as Lukaku is out so that he can help power the Nerazzurri back into the Scudetto race.

Moreover, Dzeko would like to stay at Inter beyond the end of his current contract, which expires at the end of June 2023.

If at the start of the campaign it had looked unlikely that the club would offer Dzeko an extension, what he has shown on the pitch could change this.

Inter would hardly be likely to offer the Bosnian a new contract on the same wages of €5.5 million net per season that he currently earns.

However, if the 36-year-old keeps proving that he can be useful both as a backup and as a starter, and that his hunger to win trophies remains strong as ever, there could be little stopping the Nerazzurri from going into the future with him.