Miralem Pjanic has said his Bosnia-Herzegovina teammate Edin Dzeko would like to play in Serie A and urged Roma to sign the Manchester City striker, meaning the two could team up for club and country.
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Pjanic and Dzeko played in their country's first-ever World Cup game, a 2-1 defeat to Argentina, and the 24-year-old Pjanic believes Dzeko would represent a fine signing for the Giallorossi.
Former Wolfsburg forward Dzeko has also been linked with Inter Milan, and midfielder Pjanic told Sport Mediaset: "Dzeko has told me that he likes Italy, and I think it would be a coup if we signed him."
However, City are unlikely to sell the striker, who enjoyed his best goalscoring season in Manchester to help them win the Premier League for the second time in three seasons.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini made keeping Dzeko a priority when he took over last summer and the 28-year-old finished the season as a regular in the City side, hitting 26 goals including five in the last four games.
City are expected to offer Dzeko a new contract, with Bosnia's record goalscorer having just one year left on the deal he signed when he joined in January 2011.