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EXCLUSIVE: Inter Could Join Race For Wolfsburg Star Edin Dzeko If Mario Balotelli Joins Manchester City - Pierpaolo Marino

Mario Balotelli's expected departure from Inter could lead the club on the path for Edin Dzeko, Goal.com can exclusively reveal.

Mino Raiola, Balotelli's agent, said the "doors are still open" in relation to his links with Premier League football, suggesting a move to Manchester City is being negotiated and en route to a conclusion.

And Goal.com caught up with Italian transfer expert Pierpaolo Marino - once a sports director at Napoli, who believes the Nerazzurri are in a strong position to move for Dzeko if City pay the €35 million they want for Balotelli.

"Many Italian teams are on Dzeko. Milan were the first to lay eyes on him, but their new line on economic policies have led them looking elsewhere," Marino told Goal.com.

"Juventus have also been following him from a long time and after signing good players they are ready for a big name transfer. But Wolfsburg want €40m for him.

"However, keep an eye on Inter. They will sell Maicon and Balotelli and they could make a surprise move for the Bosnian, hijacking the deal from their two rivals [Milan and Juventus]."

Earlier, Tuttosport claimed Juventus were considering using Diego as part of a plan to sign Dzeko.

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