Vieira dismisses Dzeko rumours

City chief rubbishes Juve link

Edin Dzeko: Staying with City

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Manchester City's Patrick Vieira has rubbished suggestions that Edin Dzeko could be sold by the club any time soon.

The Bosnian was strongly linked with a move away from the club over the summer, and most recently Juventus were linked with a January move.

But Vieira, City's football development executive, has insisted that Juve would be wasting their time even showing an interest in Dzeko - who scored during City's midweek 3-2 Champions League loss to Real Madrid.

"Dzeko to Juve? For us he is a key player," he told Tuttojuve.com.

"Did you see that goal he scored against Real Madrid? I'm sorry for the Bianconeri fans, but the extraordinary strikers do not move from Manchester."

Dzeko joined City in January 2011 when they paid Wolfsburg £27million for his services.