The Bosnia & Herzegovina international has been heavily linked with the Nerazzurri recently with The Mirror re-iterating today that the Italians were set to make a summer move for his services.
It is believed that Inter are ready to go on a spending spree at the end of the season with owner and president Erick Thohir prepared to open the purse strings but recent comments from director Piero Ausilio suggest that may not be the case.
Of Inter's reported pursuit of Dzeko - plus the likes of Chelsea's Fernando Torres, Manchester United's Javier Hernandez and Bayern Munich's Mario Mandzukic - Ausilio told the Gazzetta dello Sport that finances would be an issue in luring these prospects to the San Siro anytime soon.
"People who earn five or six million (euros) a year for us is over budget," he said.
"And under normal circumstances we cannot take them. I intend to take them according to their market value. It does not seem so easy to get players on loan as well."
However, varying reports are indicating that City boss Manuel Pellegrini would be prepared to sell Dzeko for around £12million with Inter believed to be showing significant interest.
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