i dont think so, i think that was the old deal. it was... "City pledged around £28million up front, with extras for Champions League qualification taking the overall amount to close on £35m."
but i guess we got him for cheaper
MANCHESTER CITY have agreed a £27million cut-price fee with Wolfsburg for striker Edin Dzeko.
And they hope the highly-rated Bosnian hitman will be their player by the end of this week.
Representatives from Eastlands thrashed out a deal with Steve McClaren's struggling Bundesliga club over the weekend.
Now all that remains is to finalise personal terms and go through the small print with Dzeko.
He is likely to be offered a five-year deal worth around £100,000 a week and City do not expect any stumbling blocks.
However, with today's Bank Holiday and a key trip to Arsenal in midweek, it could be a few days before everything is finalised. That means he is unlikely to be registered in time for next weekend's FA Cup tie against Leicester.
So a realistic target for Dzeko to make his debut would be the home match against basement boys Wolves on January 15.
Wolfsburg told City last month they wanted £38million for him, so the final price - which is likely to include add-ons
- represents a good deal for City.
If they get their man, it will end an 18-month pursuit of the 24-year-old.
Serie A giants Juventus also tracked Dzeko but City were always confident of getting their man.
Dzeko has scored 10 goals this season, taking his tally to 66 in 111 games for Wolfsburg since he joined from FK Teplice.
His arrival is likely to hasten the departures of Roque Santa Cruz and Emmanuel Adebayor.