Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has revealed he could leave the Premier League champions this month. The 26-year-old Bosnian international is believed to be looking to return to the Bundesliga. Dzeko is the joint-top goal scorer for City, with Argentine Sergio Agüero; the pair have 10 strikes each.
Dzeko signed for City in 2011, from German club Vfl Wolfsburg and has three years left on his contract at the Etihad. However, he believes his future at the club could be under threat amid reports manager Roberto Mancini is planning to recruit another striker.
City have four forwards, including Dzeko and Agüero, at the moment. The two others are Argentina international Carlos Tevez and the controversial Italian Mario Balotelli.
"Anything is possible. I wouldn't rule out leaving now or in summer, but I'm trying not to think about it. It is up to me to try to use the opportunities I am being given at City - everything else is beyond my powers at the moment. We have four strikers and I suppose we can bring in another one, but only after one of us leaves the club," Dzeko explained.
The eastern European has been attracting interest from a number of top clubs but he favours a return to Germany, should such an opportunity present itself.
"Honestly, I'm not thinking about specific clubs now, but I would like to return to Germany. It's too early to speak about that at the moment. I am a City player right now and I don't see a reason to talk about anything else... but yes, I love Bundesliga and would love to go back there some time," he added.
Dzeko may get his wish. The Daily Mail believes Bayern Munich and Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund are interested in his services. And Goal.com credited Italian giants AC Milan with an interest at the start of the season.
The striker's mid-season departure, if it does happen, could allow Mancini to target Uruguayan Edinson Cavani. The English club's coach, Angelo Gregucci, has already admitted interested in signing the Napoli forward. There could also be a move for Barcelona striker David Villa, although at 31, the Spanish international is not a long-term prospect. And finally, with the Theo Walcott contract situation still rumbling on in north London, City may fancy a surprise summer swoop.