Inter Milan – Edin Dzeko Contract Extension Talks Hit Snag
Inter striker Edin Dzeko is not ready to accept the Nerazzurri’s current contract extension offer, as he is hoping not to reduce his wages below a certain point.
This according to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset, via FCInter1908, who report that the 37-year-old isn’t keen to see his wages drop below €5 million net per season, whilst the Nerazzurri have only offered as much as €4 million net.
Inter are working to extend the contract of Dzeko, which currently runs out at the end of June.
The Bosnian former Roma and Manchester City striker remains an important player for the Nerazzurri, and despite his age could have a place in the future plans.
However, all of this is contingent on the club and player agreeing on a new deal.
Whilst it has been reported that a deal is not far away and that only the final ok from Inter President Steven Zhang is needed before pen can be put to paper, no deal has been agreed yet.
And according to Mediaset, there may be a major stumbling block in finding an agreement, as the player’s wage demands are too high for what the club are currently offering.
The broadcaster reports that the Bosnian, who currently earns around €6 million net per season, does not want to see his wages decreased to any less than €5 million net per season.
Whilst the talks are still ongoing, and both Inter and the player and his representatives would like to find an agreement, it remains to be seen if they can negotiate terms that both parties are happy with.
Dzeko joined Inter from Roma on a two-year deal during the summer of 2021.
The former Man City and Wolfsburg man, who was the top scorer in Serie A during the 2016-17 season for the Giallorossi, has made 87 appearances in an Inter shirt so far, scoring 28 goals in the process.