Reported Bayern Munich and Juventus target Edin Dzeko has been encouraged to quit Manchester City but is considered too expensive for a move to Italy.
The Bosnia striker's international manager, Safet Susic, is worried a fringe role at club level is going to lead to a wasted career.
Dzeko has not scored since February and has slipped to fourth in Roberto Mancini's striking options, with further attacking reinforcements expected to arrive this summer.
The £27million January 2011 signing from Wolfsburg has consequently been linked with a return to Germany with Bayern or Borussia Dortmund.
And Susic thinks Dzeko would benefit from moving, as the Bosnia boss is quoted as saying in the Daily Mirror: "Dzeko's situation at Manchester City cannot last forever. He knows what is best for him.
"It seems that Manchester City will win the title, which means Roberto Mancini and his staff will remain, and I saw that City are planning to bring in even more attacking players."
Juventus have also been linked with Dzeko, however, the striker's agent, Silvano Martina, does not think any Serie A club would be able to afford City's possible asking price.
"Dzeko is a champion, although this season he has not done so well," said Martina. "The City striker costs too much, so no Italian club will deal with the English club to buy him now."