Wolfsburg stand firm over Dzeko interest

Published Jul. 13, 2010 8:59 a.m. ET

Wolfsburg have reiterated to suitors Manchester City and Juventus that they are not interested in selling star striker Edin Dzeko.

The Bosnian frontman is being strongly linked with a move away from the Bundesliga club, with City and Juve seemingly leading the chase for his signature.

City, who are reportedly keen to offer Roque Santa Cruz in exchange to try and entice Steve McClaren's side into selling, look to have stepped up their interest in recent weeks.

Dzeko himself has stated his desire is to leave Wolfsburg this summer, but they have again stressed that they are not looking to sell.

"There has been no offer and we have no interest in selling Edin Dzeko," Wolfsburg managing director Dieter Hoeness told Spox.

Hoeness also emphasised the club's ongoing desire to keep Dzeko's strike partner Grafite at the club.

"Grafite has a contract until June 2012 with our club," he said.


"It's a fact we have received enquiries in his case. Still these enquiries are of a rather loose manner."