Edin Dzeko's fine form for Serie A club Roma has seen him become the subject of speculation for several transfer windows, and it now seems that the 33-year-old is ready to move on.
West Ham have continually been linked with a move for the former Manchester City forward and are thought to have the financial capability to make the move possible.
However, it now seems that Dzeko may reject the opportunity to return to the Premier League in favour of a move within Serie A. As reported by Calciomercato, the Roma forward would favour a move to Italian rivals Inter.
Having scored 61 goals during his four seasons in Italy's capital, it is clear as to why Inter are interested in Dzeko's services. However, at the age of 33 and with one year left on his contract, it is reported that Inter's valuation of the forward falls short of Roma's.
Inter have reportedly registered a bid in the region of £13m, but Dzeko's club are holding out to receive a fee closer to the £20m mark.
Such is Inter's desire to acquire the Bosnian, they are supposedly ready to offer a player on top of their original bid in a player-plus-cash deal, with former Roma favourite Radja Nainggolan the expected makeweight.
The Belgian midfielder has not settled well since his move to Milan from Rome last summer and has already spoken of his desire to return to the Giallorossi - much to the dislike of the Nerazurri supporters.
Despite Dzeko seeming to favour a move within Italy, Inter will be wary of West Ham's interest and financial power and they will not want to waste any time in getting this deal over the line.