Boss Arsene Wenger knows he needs more firepower and the Bosnian has cropped up in talks with his team.

The Emirates chief is worried his team are relying too heavily on Olivier Giroud up front as Danny Welbeck struggles with a knee injury.

Wenger is well catered for in midfield and can use Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain as additional forwards – but he knows both England stars are suspectible to injury.

Dzeko, 29, is high on Roma’s wanted list but wants to remain in the Premier League.

He was former City boss Roberto Mancini’s ninth signing but has never held down a regular place despite a decent strike rate.