Real Madrid spoke with Roma striker Edin Dzeko in January

Roma striker Edin Dzeko lined up against Real Madrid on Wednesday night but reports in Marca say he could have been lining up on the opposite side.

The Bosnian striker has enjoyed fantastic form since switching to the Italian club from Manchester City in 2015, netting 74 goals since making the switch to the Giallorossi.

Madrid spoke to the target-man in January, claims the report, with Chelsea also negotiating with the player as they attempted to bolster their striking options.

Dzeko subsequently stayed at Roma, citing his happiness at playing with the club, whom he helped to last season’s Champions League semi-finals.

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