Bayern Munich are preparing a bid for Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko.

The Sunday Mirror says the Bosnian striker has struggled to recapture the consistent form that prompted City to pay Wolfsburg £27million just 15 months ago.

And Roberto Mancini's decision to hand Carlos Tevez a return to his starting line-up ahead of Dzeko, 26, during the week was further confirmation that he is now surplus to requirements at the Etihad.

Bayern have been monitoring Dzeko's ­situation and are in the market for a new target- man after being made aware that top scorer Mario Gomez is on Real Madrid's radar.