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Dzeko agent denies Juventus link

ESPN staff
May 24, 2012
Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli may both stay at City © Getty Images

Edin Dzeko hopes to help Manchester City defend their Premier League crown next season despite being linked with Serie A giants Juventus, according to the player's agent.

Dzeko has been linked with a move away from Eastlands since January after falling behind Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli in City's pecking order.

Speculation was rife that Dzeko was set to move to Italy after his agent, Irfan Redzepagic, was seen meeting with Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta. But Redzepagic has played down the transfer talk.

"Dzeko remains at Manchester City," he told tuttomercatoweb. "We are pleased for the rumours about Juventus, they are a great club.

"But Edin plans to stay at Manchester City. I recently spoke with Marotta, but we talked about other things and we have not talked about Dzeko, because he wants to play in England at City. I think Edin won't leave City."

Dzeko has scored 16 goals in 45 games since moving to the Premier League in 2011, while City continue to be linked with a summer move for AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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