Edin Dzeko looks set to play a prominent role for Inter when they face Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday evening, and it might be the final time that he wears the Nerazzurri jersey amid interest from Fenerbahce.
The 37-year-old has been with the Italian giants for the last two seasons, and with the final being playing in Istanbul, the Turkish club will have a great opportunity to watch the Bosnian striker in person. Dzeko is expected to start over Romelu Lukaku in attack.
According to La Repubblica, and as reported by SempreInter.com, Fenerbahce have offered Dzeko a two-year contract with €4 million a season, and the Turkish side want to enter discussions with the Bosnia international as soon as the Champions League final has been played.
Inter propose contract extension for Dzeko
Dzeko was acquired from AS Roma for a reported fee of €2.8 million in the summer of 2021, and his contract with Inter will expire at the end of June 2023. Although he has not been an overly prolific scorer, he has still scored some important goals with the Nerazzurri over the last two seasons, and he has impressed with his work ethic.
The Italian giants have been pushing the Bosnian to sign a one-year contract extension, but he has not signed any paperwork, and he has been focused on his preparation for the Champions League final.
Meanwhile, Fenerbahce want to dissuade the 37-year-old from staying with the Biscione for another season and they want to make him a focal point of their team for next season.
Dzeko expected to start over Lukaku in Champions League final
There have been reports that Simone Inzaghi will choose Dzeko to lead the Inter attack with Lautaro Martinez on Saturday evening, relegating Romelu Lukaku to the bench.
The 37-year-old has had an illustrious football career. He has won the German Bundesliga title with Wolfsburg and the English Premier League with the Citizens; finished as the leading goalscorer in the Bundesliga, Serie A, and Europa League once each; and he has the most caps as well as goals for Bosnia-Herzegovina with 64 goals in 127 matches.
If this is indeed the last time the Bosnian veteran wears the Inter jersey, a victory against Manchester City would be a great way to end his time with the Nerazzurri, and add to what is already an impressive CV.