Mateo Kovacic hopes Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko can join him at Inter Milan.

Kovacic has now urged Inter to recruit Bosnia & Herzegovina international Dzeko, whose current contract with City runs out in June 2015.

"We need a top player to reduce the gap between the top teams and us," the 19-year-old told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Who would I prefer between Edin Dzeko, Fernando Torres and Alvaro Morata? Dzeko.

"He is technically very strong, scores many goals and helps the team so much in defending."

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