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Wolves transfer news: Wanderers eyeing swoop for Edin Dzeko

Wolves have reportedly got their eye on Inter Milan striker Edin Dzeko.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport (via TMW), the club are giving consideration to the Bosnia international.

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The club signed Nathan Collins yesterday for a reported £20.5 million.

That pleased supporters, who have had to be very patient so far for some activity this summer.

Fans are hoping the club will now follow Collins up with a few more new faces – and a new striker is definitely needed.

Wolves lacked that cutting edge in the final third last term, with Raul Jimenez working his way back from his serious head injury, and Fabio Silva still obviously very young and feeding off scraps.

Speaking of Silva, it is thought he will be leaving the club on to join Anderlecht on loan, with the player not flying out to Alicante for the club’s pre-season training camp.

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Wolves are apparently now looking at Inter star Dzeko, with Leicester City and Everton also keen. Juventus also made an approach for the player, which was rejected.

Dzeko has been with the Italian giants since last summer, joining from AS Roma.

Last term, the 36-year-old scored 17 goals across all competitions.

Inter, of course, have recently re-signed Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea, meaning Dzeko’s potential for regular minutes in 2022/23 has decreased.

Wolves target Edin Dzeko is a proven goalscorer with past Premier League experience

This is certainly an interesting claim coming from Italy.

Dzeko is undoubtedly still a really good centre-forward. He may now be 36, but he has scored goals consistently throughout his career for both club and country. And he still evidently has an eye for goal now in his mid-thirties.

This could be a very shrewd move from Wolves. The star obviously has past experience of the Premier League having spent a few seasons with Manchester City. He scored 72 goals in 189 appearances for the Citizens and won five trophies, including two league titles.

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And he doesn’t just score goals. Dzeko links play very well and is creative, as evidenced by his tally of 141 assists in 681 games at club level.

The one potential issue is that, he is not so dissimilar from Raul Jimenez in terms of style.

If Wolves could sign Dzeko and also bring in a younger centre-forward with a bit of pace, then things would be looking good.