Striker Edin Dzeko is getting close to signing a new contract with Inter Milan.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInter1908, who report that the 37-year-old Bosnian international is on the verge of signing a one-year extension with the Nerazzurri worth around €5 million net.
As things stand, Dzeko’s contract with Inter runs out at the end of June.
The former Manchester City and Wolfsburg man joined from Roma in the summer of 2021, on a two-year deal.
However, Inter are keen to extend the 37-year-old’s deal for another season.
Despite the striker’s age, he has continued to come up with the goods in the biggest matches.
Nowhere was this more apparent than Dzeko’s goal and MOTM display against AC Milan in the Champions League.
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The Gazzetta report that Dzeko has received plenty of interest in potential free transfers should he not stay at Inter.
According to the newspaper, Major League Soccer is one of the most concrete possible destinations.
Dzeko’s wife, the Gazzetta reports, has lived in the US in the past.
Accordingly, the Bosnian has seriously considered MLS as a potential next step in his career.
However, Dzeko feels that he still has something more to give at the very highest level.
Even with Romelu Lukaku back in fitness and form, the 37-year-old has not been dislodged from a starting spot in some of Inter’s biggest matches, a testament to his continued quality.
As such, Inter have few doubts about keeping Dzeko on another campaign.
And as for the player himself, the Gazzetta report that Dzeko wants to keep going at Inter rather than move to a less competitive league.
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According to the Gazzetta, Inter and Dzeko have a new deal worth around €5 million net for one season all agreed.
The Bosnian currently earns €6 million net per season.
The player and his representatives had initially hoped for wages equal to what he currently earned, and for a two-year deal.
However, the Gazzetta reports, Dzeko is ready to accept a one-year deal worth €5 million net.