Juventus ‘not in talks to sign Edin Dzeko from Roma’ despite rising tensions with the striker and his Serie A side after coach Gianluca Gombar was sacked following their Coppa Italia substitute humiliation
- Juventus will not make another attempt to sign Edin Dzeko from Roma
- The striker has been linked with a move away from the Serie A side
- He almost joined Juventus in the summer before they signed Alvaro Morata
Juventus will not make a move for Edin Dzeko despite rising tensions between the striker and Roma, according to reports.
The Serie A side were beaten 4-2 by Spezia in the last 16 of the Coppa Italia last week after but they were then given an automatic 3-0 defeat after it emerged they had made an illegal substitution.
Coach Gianluca Gombar was sacked and Corriere dello Sport claimed Dzeko and some of his other team-mates had decided no to train in protest at his removal before a three-hour meeting was held to change their minds.
Juventus are not considering a move for Edin Dzeko (L) this month after the striker almost joined Andrea Pirlo (R) in Turin in the summer
Despite training eventually taking place, Dzeko has not been included in the match-day squad to face Spezia in Serie A on Saturday.
The striker could leave the club but Goal report that he will not be making a switch to Juventus.
Dzeko was close to joining Andrea Pirlo’s side in the summer but a deal didn’t go through after Roma failed to sign Arkadiusz Milik from Napoli.
While Juve are said to be keen to add a fourth striker to their attack, Dzeko is no longer being considered as a possible option.
Dzeko has been left out of the match-day squad to face Spezia on Saturday amid rising tensions between the club and the forward
Roma are currently a point above Juve in the table but have played a game more.
Pirlo’s team are ten points behind leaders AC Milan with a game in-hand.
Dzeko joined Roma from Manchester City in 2016 and was made captain of the club in 2019.