Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is looking to sign a target man this summer, according to The Telegraph, and Roma striker Edin Dzeko might provide a solution to his predicament.
It is thought that Mourinho wants a backup option to Harry Kane, someone who would be capable of making an impact off the bench.
A target man would be preferred and some reports in Italy have suggested that the former Manchester City man might be available at a bargain price.
Dzeko, 34, could be on his way out of the Serie A side this summer, with Juventus also keen on securing his services ahead of next season.
The Bosnia international will surely attract vast interest, with his current club only looking to recoup just £13 million this summer (Calciomercato).
Dzeko is a respected figure at Roma and the club will still be hopeful of him sticking around a little while longer.
Last season he fired 19 goals and registered 14 assists in all competitions and despite his age, he’d be capable of doing a job in the Premier League still.
Tottenham struggled with a lack of depth last year and having someone like Dzeko to call upon could be ideal for the club.
In 189 games for City, he scored 72 goals and registered 39 assists, despite rarely featuring as a regular starter at the Etihad Stadium.
Mourinho wants a different option and he shouldn’t look any further than Dzeko if he wants to crack his problematic conundrum.
He might be edging towards the end of his career but he’s cheap, proven and ultimately is exactly the sort of player which Mourinho wants.
Dzeko currently earns £159,000-a-week at Roma and that might seem steep for a 34-year-old. It would, however, only be a short-term contract and could help Tottenham, and Mourinho reach their goals.