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Report: Manchester City sells Edin Dzeko to AS Roma for $21 million

Manchester City v Sunderland - Barclays Asia Trophy Final

SO KON PO, HONG KONG - JULY 27: Edin Dzeko #10 of Manchester City poses with trophy after defeating Sunderland during the Barclays Asia Trophy Final match between Manchester City and Sunderland at Hong Kong Stadium on July 27, 2013 in So Kon Po, Hong Kong. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images for FA Premier League)

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Manchester City’s strike force is down a man, according to the BBC.

The Premier League runners-up have agreed to sell striker Eden Dzeko to AS Roma, according to the report, for a fee of $21 million.

The 29-year-old Sarajevo hitman has been with City since transferring Wolfsburg in 2011. He scored 71 goals in 185 appearances for the Citizens, but saw his total sink from 26 to six within the past two seasons.

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City has Wilfried Bony and Sergio Aguero as two strikers, but Manuel Pellegrini has big plans for Raheem Sterling as a forward so it’ll be interesting to see who, if anyone, the Etihad Stadium bunch adds to their roster before the end of August.

At Roma, Dzeko will join a loaded attack which includes Mattia Destro, Victor Ibarbo and Seydou Doumbia, as well as Francesco Totti.

Right move? Short-sighted? Depends on who City adds before August ends, and by the zip in their strike force come the congested UEFA Champions League season.

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