Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko is set to stay at the Etihad after the player's agent, Irfan Redzepagic, claimed the Bosnian international will not leave the club either now or in ther summer. The 26-year-old earlier revealed a desire to leave the Premier League champions and refused to rule out a possible exit during the winter transfer window.
A report by talkSport indicates Serie A club Inter Milan are considering a move for Dzeko. However, Redzepagic has now confirmed there has been no contact from any club about the services of the former Vfl Wolfsburg striker.
"Are Inter Milan interested in him for next summer? I know nothing. Inter have never contacted me and I think the answer would be obvious. Edin is happy at Manchester City and he's not going to move from there, neither in January nor in summer. He still has two-and-a half years on his contract and there is no reason to talk about the future. And then I repeat: neither Inter nor any other club have called me," Redzepagic explained to Tutto Mercato Web.
The striker has been in impressive form for City this season and is Roberto Mancini's top scorer in the league, with 10 goals from 20 appearances (nine starts). Redzepagic's comments, if true, will likely boost the champion's morale, particularly with the club's other strikers - Carlos Tevez, Sergio Aguero and Mario Balotelli - all also linked with moves away in the summer or the near future.
Defender Fit for Stoke
Meanwhile, Mancini has been handed another boost for this weekend's FA Cup tie against Stoke City. Defender Pablo Zabaleta has revealed he will be available for the trip to the Britannia Stadium. The Argentine limped off during the Citizens' 2-0 win over Fulham at the Etihad on Saturday.
"I took a kick on the top of my foot which caused me a lot of pain afterwards and that's the reason it was better that I came of. Thankfully, the scan showed there was no serious damage. I should be fine for Saturday but it will be a couple of days before it is 100% again. I did some bike work on Monday morning and on Tuesday I will try some running so I'm sure I will be available for the game against Stoke," Zabaleta told the club's Web site.