City swoop dismissed by Bayern
Bayern Munich's sporting director Christian Nerlinger has denied speculation linking them with Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko.
The 26-year-old Bosnia international striker was heavily linked with a £20million switch to the German Bundesliga giants on Wednesday as they look to replace Ivica Olic, who is tipped to depart the Allianz Arena this summer.
And, while Dzeko is expected to be well down the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium next season with Carlos Tevez, Mario Balotelli and Sergio Aguero ahead of him in boss Roberto Mancini's plans, the player recently vowed to stay and fight for his place.
But a report this week claimed City, who signed Dzeko from Bayern's Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg in January 2011 for £27million, would not stand in the way of the player, who scored an impressive 14 goals for them this past season.
However Nerlinger has responded quickly to the speculation to confirm that they have not made any approach to try and sign Dzeko.
"There is no agreement on Dzeko, that information is wrong", he said.