Man City entertain agent of Wolfsburg ace Dzeko
However, one of his representatives was a guest of City at last month's Manchester derby which, allied with this latest development, suggests City are in pole position.
Dzeko has scored eight league goals in 16 games but recently had a public spat with McClaren, ignoring his manager's outstretched hand after being substituted against Werder Bremen earlier this month.
It's all kicking off again! Click here for the No1 coverage of Manchester City's winter market transfer news.