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Having failed to score since February and being left out of the starting line-up for the last six games, the striker's national team coach urges him to move elsewhere

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has been advised by his international manager Safet Susic to leave the club.

Dzeko has not started a game for City since their 3-3 draw with Sunderland at the end of March and he hasn’t found the back of the net since February.

And the Bosnia national team coach Susic believes it is in the 26-year-old’s best interests that he departs the Etihad Stadium this summer in search of more regular first-team football.

"Dzeko's situation at Manchester City cannot last forever,” Susic told the Daily Mirror. “He knows what is best for him.

PARTING SHOT?
4/5 Edin Dzeko is 4/5 with Sportingbet to score at any time in Manchester City's meeting with QPR on Sunday.

"It seems that Manchester City will win the title, which means Roberto Mancini and his staff will remain, and I saw that City are planning to bring in even more attacking players."

The Bosnian striker has not been short of potential suitors in the wake of him slipping down the pecking order at City.

Newly-crowned Italian champions Juventus are said to be interested in securing the 26-year-old’s signature this summer, though the striker’s agent, Silvano Martina, does not believe the Old Lady can afford him.

"Dzeko is a champion, although this season he has not done so well," Martina told reporters.

"The City striker costs too much, so no Italian club will deal with the English club to buy him now."

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