By Ian Ladyman
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will battle for Edin Dzeko’s signature as Manchester City prepare to let the Bosnia striker leave this summer.
City are resigned to losing Dzeko after coach Roberto Mancini was made aware of the striker’s unhappiness with being part of a large squad.
It is understood Bundesliga leaders Dortmund and Champions League semi-finalists Bayern are keen to bring the 26-year-old back to the league where he once played so well for Wolfsburg.
Bayern have already made Dzeko aware of their interest and City sources believe that is his most likely destination if they can match his wages and come up with the £20million-plus fee the Barclays Premier League club will demand.
Dortmund, though, will try to get involved if they lose their prolific Poland striker Robert Lewandowski to a big club this summer and know they will have Champions League football to offer if they can close out the Bundesliga title.
Mancini has no desire to lose Dzeko but is aware of the player’s unhappiness. Indeed such have been Dzeko’s poor efforts in training in recent weeks that it will be a surprise if he starts another City game this season.