AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani is ready to play 'blink' with Manchester City over striker Edin Dzeko. Galliani knows the Bosnian would welcome a move to the San Siro, but his €5.5 million-a-year wages are out of Milan's range.

However, Corriere dello Sport says Galliani believes a deal can be struck by avoiding coughing up a fee to City.

He will wait until the final week of the market before making his move: a take it or leave it offer of a 12 month loan with the option to sign Dzeko permanently for €21 million spread over three years.