West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has refuted claims linking the club to AS Roma forward Edin Dzeko.
Reports in midweek from Calcio Mercato claimed that the Hammers are interested in bringing the Bosnian striker to the London Stadium. The report also claimed that the club was ready to lodge a €25 million bid for the 32-year-old, whose contract with the Romans is set to expire in 2020.
Despite having managed the striker in his time at Manchester City, Pellegrini revealed that the suggestions were wide of the mark.
Talking ahead of West Ham’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur this weekend, he said: “You can talk about five, six or seven players that are linked with us. We must not talk about one player,”
“I know him well but we are not thinking about that at the moment.”
Dzeko has been at the Stadio Olimpico since his move from Manchester City in 2016. In his two years at the club, he has enjoyed plenty of success. In 148 appearances, he has scored 78 goals and provided 30 assists. The former Wolfsburg man has started the new season in fine form having netted five goals in only nine games in all competitions.
Dzeko can be backed to be the top goalscorer in Serie A this season with odds of 28/1 with William Hill.