The future of striker Edin Dzeko at Inter Milan is in the balance as decisive contract talks are on the horizon.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri will not want to offer a new deal worth more than €4 million net for one more season to the 37-year-old.

At the moment, Dzeko’s contract with Inter is set to run out at the end of this month.

There is still a lot of work to do in negotiations before it’s clear whether the Bosnian former Roma and Manchester City man will stay or not.

In the meantime, Fenerbahce have offered Dzeko a two-year contract to join on a free transfer.

The Bosnian would have no shortage of suitors if he decides not to accept an offer from Inter. However, at the same time Dzeko still reportedly is prioritizing remaining at the San Siro. The veteran striker still feels that he has more left to give at this level.

Edin Dzeko & Inter Milan Headed For Crucial Contract Talks

Now, the Gazzetta report, Inter and Dzeko will have to sort out the striker’s future very soon.

Given Dzeko’s age, the club will only offer him an extension of one additional season. The Nerazzurri certainly will not offer the 37-year-old a two-year deal like Fenerbahce have.

Meanwhile, wages could prove to be the decisive point in talks between Inter and Dzeko.

According to the Gazzetta, Inter’s aim is to agree a one-year deal similar to the ones that AC Milan have done with Olivier Giroud.

Dzkeo and Giroud have very similar roles within their respective squads.

Accordingly, that will be Inter’s benchmark in negotiations with Dzeko.

The Gazzetta report that the Nerazzurri don’t want to go beyond €4 million net for next season in their offer to the Bosnian.

Everything will come down to whether Dzeko is willing to accept an offer of this size. If not, he will leave Inter.