Dzeko rules out January switch
Edin Dzeko has promised he will not be leaving Wolfsburg this winter, but the chances of him still playing for the Bundesliga champions next season are slim.
The Bosnian striker is high up on AC Milan's list of targets and the Serie A side are believed to be lining up another bid after failing to tempt the Wolves to sell last summer. Several other major European clubs are said to be interested too.
However, the 23-year-old insists he is committed to Wolfsburg, at least until the end of the season. "A transfer in the winter is not an issue at all," he told Sport Bild magazine.
Dzeko scored 26 goals last season and expressed his desire to join I Rossoneri when they came knocking on Wolfsburg's door in June. However, Wolfsburg coach Armin Veh not only convinced him to stay, but he also extended his contract by two years until 2013.
One condition of Dzeko signing a new deal was that a release clause was inserted allowing him to join Milan, or any other club willing to match an agreed transfer fee of around 20 million euros, from next summer. And Veh is slowly beginning to get used to the idea of not having Dzeko around next season.
"We are scouring the market," he said. "But we can only get really serious when (Dzeko leaves)."