Inter Milan striker Edin Dzeko is ready to leave Inter Milan and join Fenerbahce on a free transfer.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the 37-year-old isn’t convinced by the Nerazzurri’s contract offer and would be ready to reject it to sign a two-year deal with Fenerbahce.
The future of Dzeko at Inter is very much in the balance, with contract talks on the way. As things stand, the striker’s deal runs out at the end of this month.
However, while it had at one point looked very likely that the Bosnian would stay and sign a new deal, now it looks to be much less so according to the Gazzetta.
The reason for this is that the Nerazzurri have lowered their contract extension offer.
Previously, Inter had been ready to offer around €5 million net for next season to keep hold of Dzeko. However, now their objective is to not go above €4 million.
Edin Dzeko Not Convinced By Inter Contract Offer – Ready To Join Fenerbahce
From the player’s perspective, this lower offer signifies a lack of faith from Inter.
The Nerazzurri are happy to keep the former Roma and Manchester City striker in the squad despite his age. However, they want to significantly cut the wages that he earns.
Whilst Dzeko had felt that he had an important place in the Inter project before, now he is not so sure.
Accordingly, the 37-year-old could decide to instead move to a different club this summer.
In the meantime, Fenerbahce have already made a two-year contract offer to Dzeko. The Istanbul giants have met with the striker’s agent Alessandro Lucci to formally put their proposal on the table.
According to the Gazzetta, Dzeko would be seriously willing to consider the Turkish team’s offer.