Dzeko to stay at City

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has said that reported Arsenal target Edin Dzeko will not be sold in January, according to the Daily Star.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina international scored the only goal of the game as City beat Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon to briefly rise to first position in the Premier League.

Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo have been taking all the plaudits this season, though Dzeko now has ten goals in all competitions.

He has only started seven league games so far this season, but with Aguero currently out injured, that number is likely to grow.

Meanwhile, The Express understands that Borussia Dortmund have joined both Arsenal and Chelsea in the race to sign Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa.

The two Premier League clubs are reportedly on the lookout for a new forward with the Gunners lacking in numbers in that area, and the Blues current selection of attackers somewhat misfiring.

However, Dortmund are said to have thrown their hat into the ring as they look for a replacement for Robert Lewandowski, who is set to leave last season’s Bundesliga and Champions League runners up at the end of the season, if not sooner.

Costa is currently the top scorer in La Liga with nineteen in seventeen appearances, ahead of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo by one goal.