Edin Dzeko is set to join Juventus in the coming days after the club reached an agreement with Roma and the player.
The Bianconeri have been frantically looking for a striker following Gonzalo Higuain’s move to MLS to join Inter Miami last week.
Dzeko and Luis Suarez were the most likely candidates with new coach Andrea Pirlo reportedly preferring a move for the Bosnian international.
Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca di Marzio now confirms (see below) that a deal is in place between Juve and Roma and terms have been agreed with Dzeko with club medical tests expected in the coming days.
#Dzeko alla @juventusfc, #Milik alla @OfficialASRoma: intese raggiunte tra i club e con i giocatori, presto le visite mediche. Ultime pendenze da definire adesso tra Milik e il @sscnapoli prima del via libera finale. @SkySport #calciomercato
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) September 17, 2020
Transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano also confirmed the news, reporting that Arkadiusz Milik will join Roma which will free up Dzeko to make the move to Turin, possibly before the weekends match against Sampdoria, but it’s unlikely he’ll arrive in time to feature in the game.
Edin Dzeko to Juventus and Arkadiusz Milik to Roma, here we go! Total agreement has been reached between the three clubs involved [Napoli just sold Milik to Roma] and also personal terms have been completed. Medicals soon. *No* Luis Suarez for Juventus. @SkySport #Juve #Roma
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 17, 2020
Goal Italia’s Juventus correspondent Romeo Agresti reports (see below) that Juventus will play Roma €16 million for the 34-year-old with Dzeko signing a two-year deal, valued at €7.5 million per season.
— Romeo Agresti (@romeoagresti) September 17, 2020