Inter Milan president Erick Thohir remains keen on Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, but fears he may be out of his price range.
Inter have been heavily linked with Dzeko for some time, with the Bosnia international not always guaranteed a starting berth at City.
He was, however, a key figure for the Premier League side as they swept to title glory with a late surge in 2013/14.
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Were City to consider a sale, they would need to see a sizeable bid put on the table.
Thohir admits Inter do not have the funds required to push through deals for ‘top players’ and that they must look to follow the lead of those clubs who have built steadily through prudent transfer dealings.