The Bosnian striker has struggled to recapture the consistent form that prompted City to pay Wolfsburg £27million just 15 months ago.

EXCLUSIVE: Bayern look to get Dzeko

And Roberto Mancini’s decision to hand Carlos Tevez a return to his starting line-up ahead of Dzeko, 26, during the week was further confirmation that he is now surplus to requirements at the Etihad. Sunday ¬Mirror Sport revealed earlier this year that Dzeko (above) was on his way out a City.

Bayern have been monitoring Dzeko’s ¬situation and are in the market for a new target- man after being made aware that top scorer Mario Gomez is on Real Madrid’s radar.

Mancini has told staff he doesn’t believe Dzeko is suited to City’s short-passing style of play.
City would want to ¬recoup most of their original outlay on him