Milan had made Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko their main transfer target ahead of next season, but they have met with reluctance, on the part of the Bundesliga champions, to part with their most prized asset and are now likely to turn to different objectives.
The 23-year-old Bosnian international had a meeting with Wolfsburg's new boss, Armin Veh, yesterday and reports suggest that the striker has been persuaded to stay, with the promise of an improved contract, until 2013.
“I am staying at Wolfsburg,” Dzeko told Sky Sport 24 this morning.
“But I am not happy. I would like to join Milan, but I am tied to a contract and the club have decided not to release me.”
Dzeko hit 26 goals in 32 appearances last season to lead Wolfsburg to their first ever German league title.Milan's general manager, Adriano Galliani, has revealed that the club see Arsenal ace Emmanuel Adebayor as their fall-back option and he claims that he has already made contact with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger regarding the transfer of the striker.
Vince Masiello, Goal.com
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