Edin Dzeko is backing Manchester City in their bid for AS Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic. The striker hopes he will be joined at the Etihad next season by Pjanic.

Dzeko told sport.ba: "I wouldn't be surprised if Pjanic came to City, and I sincerely hope he does.

"If Mire came to City then I would certainly not want to leave the Etihad.

"I sincerely hope that Pjanic will join City. I have recommended Pjanic before to Manchester City - they know all about him.

"On one occasion the manager Roberto Mancini asked me whether Pjanic was Bosnian. I said, 'Of course, he's Bosnian!'"