According to Italian newspapers Gazzetta dello Sport and Corriere dello Sport (via Express), Manchester United were offered the opportunity to sign AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko before the end of the January transfer window.
The Bosnian-Herzegovinian international is set to leave the Serie A team this month after fighting with coach Paulo Fonseca and training separately from the rest of the squad.
His agent has offered him to Juventus and numerous Premier League clubs, including Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers. However, he is not interested in joining a team that is not playing in Europe or fighting for silver.
The 34-year-old could definitely return to England after a successful stint at Man City who scored 50 league goals and two Premier League titles in 130 games.
With 114 goals in 242 games for Roma since joining in the summer of 2015, many clubs would be happy to stop serving in front of the goal because of its proven quality.
While Dzeko, despite his age, would undoubtedly make a nice addition to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attack on Old Trafford, the Red Devils don’t need his services right now.
The veteran Uruguayan Edinson Cavani has been an enthusiastic newcomer since joining Man Utd in the summer as a free agent from Paris Saint-Germain. In 19 games in all competitions, he scored five goals and two assists.
Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, and Anthony Martial can all play through the middle too, and there’s no need to bring in someone in the twilight of their career as another flashy option.
Given their recent explosive form in the Premier League, United doesn’t have to bolster any area this month and can wait until summer before considering further additions.