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Dzeko unhappy but not looking to leave Man City

By Zvonimir Baric

Edin Dzeko is not happy at the limited first-team opportunites at Manchester City but insists he does not want to leave yet.

The striker was handed a new four-year deal by Manuel Pellegrini last summer but started just 11 Premier League matches, lasting the full 90 minutes just once, as City missed out on the title this term.

City are willing to listen to offers of around €25 million for Dzeko as Pellegrini looks to revamp his aging squad but the Bosnia-Herzegovina international is in no rush to leave the Etihad Stadium.

"I'm used to rumours," he told Goal. "Every year I am said to be signing for one club, then the next one, then a third. I always go somewhere and I'm not even aware of it! But rumours come and go.

"I have three years left on my contract and I'm not thinking about anything else. Maybe the club will get an offer they cannot refuse, maybe I'll get the desire to leave the club, maybe I won't.

"I wasn't happy not playing for City, but I trained as always and I was constantly ready for every match. I'm always there for the team."

Dzeko, though, is now only concerned with the national team and taking a break from football ahead of the new season, but bemoaned his form ahead of Friday's 's Euro 2016 qualifier against Israel.

He added: "I'm not thinking about my future in City right now. My focus is on the national team win against Israel. This is all behind me now and I just want to win on Friday and go on holiday.

"I'm not in good form, because of not playing much for City last season, but I'm ready to give everything I can for win against Israel."