Dzeko to give City the edge in title race, says Mancini

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LONDON – Edin Dzeko’s chances of joining Premier League title chasers Manchester City have been boosted with a ringing endorsement from City’s manager Roberto Mancini. The 24-year-old Bosnia striker is one of the Bundesliga’s most prolific scorers and City are reported to be in negotiations to sign him from VfL Wolfsburg once the transfer window opens on Saturday.
“We have the chance to win the league this year and the decisive factor could be Edin Dzeko,” Italian Mancini told the Daily Mail. “This player can decide titles and that is why we want him.” Dzeko was Bundesliga topscorer with 22 goals last season and second topscorer the season in 2008/9 with 26, when Wolfsburg won the title.
He has scored 10 league goals in the first half of this season, even though Wolfsburg are struggling in 13th place. Wolfsburg’s English manager Steve McClaren said recently that it could be hard for the club to keep hold of Dzeko.