Wolfsburg deny Dzeko approach

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Wolfsburg insist they have received no bid from Manchester City for highly rated striker Edin Dzeko.

Hoeness denies any approach for Bosnia star

Wolfsburg insist they have received no bid from Manchester City for highly rated striker Edin Dzeko. Dzeko has been subject to heightened transfer talk of late as it emerged the frontman had a release clause in his contract should a fee be agreed. An initial period for offers in the region of £35million was not met with any concrete advances, according to the club, but new reports have circulated suggesting Roberto Mancini had tabled a bid. Mancini was said to be one of the early frontrunners to try and capture the Bosnian talisman, who netted 22 goals last season in 34 appearances. But managing director Dieter Hoeness says he has not received anything in the way of a bid since the deadline for an automatic release passed at midnight on Monday. He told Deutsche Presseagentur: There is no bid, we have received no offer. What we have received was an email, short, before the end of Monday. "But that email was in a written form and with regard to its content in no way near anything we could and wanted to consider in this case. "We have not changed our viewpoint on the future of Edin Dzeko, we want him to stay on." Dzeko's contract at the Volkswagen Arena expires in June 2013, but a release clause in his deal means an agreed fee - offered before the end of May - would trigger his exit. The 24-year-old has reportedly courted the interest of City's rivals Manchester United.

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