Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko's desperation to join Juventus has kicked general director Giuseppe Marotta into action once again, but the Germans are keen to make a serious profit on the deal.
Dzeko reportedly told Tuttosport: "I will reject Manchester City once again if Juventus really want me," amid negotiations between Marotta and the player's entourage which took place on Wednesday.
The striker's intent on joining Juventus is clear, but progress has become impaired because the two clubs can agree on a transfer fee.
Il Corriere dello Sport claims the Germans are still being selective over how they want the deal to pan out and will not offer Juventus any discount. €40 million in cash for Dzeko is the delimit from Germany.
It's a simple demand, but hard for Juventus to scrap together the cash, and it's here where the deal may fail, despite Marotta's claim on Wednesday that he was still very much interested in the player.
His plan is to offer Diego and €20m for the Bosnian, but Wolfsburg's determination for cash only could hinder negotiations.