Edin Dzeko close to Juventus for £15m
Edin Dzeko is set to join Serie A champions from Roma in a €16million (£15m) deal while the proposed transfer saga of Barcelona’s Luis Suarez will end here. Juventus have been frantically looking for a striker following Gonzalo Higuain’s move to MLS to join Inter Miami last week.
Dzeko and Luis Suarez were the most likely candidates with new coach Andrea Pirlo reportedly preferring a move for the Bosnian international.
Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca di Marzio now confirms (see below) that a deal is in place between Juve and Roma and terms have been agreed with Dzeko with club medical tests expected in the coming days.
Transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano also confirmed the news, reporting that Arkadiusz Milik will join Roma which will free up Dzeko to make the move to Turin, possibly before the weekends match against Sampdoria, but it’s unlikely he’ll arrive in time to feature in the game.
According to Goal, Dzeko will join Juventus on a two-year deal worth £7m-per-year.He was put up for sale by Roma as the club wanted to get his salary off the books.
Dzeko – who joined Roma permanently from Manchester City in 2016. He scored 19 goals last season.