Edin Dzeko warned by Steve McClaren as Manchester City circle Wolfsburg star

08 December 2010 05:06
Outburst: Dzeko snubbed his boss

Steve McClaren has revealed that Wolfsburg will deal with Edin Dzeko internally after public dissent against the manager raised further questions about the striker's future.

Dzeko walked past McClaren's outstretched hand when being substituted during Saturday's goalless draw against Werder Bremen and walked straight down the tunnel rather than joining his team-mates on the bench.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina international is wanted by Manchester City, Juventus and Bayern Munich, while reports in Spain claimed Real Madrid were considering him if Gonzalo Higuain's injury lingers.

While McClaren empathises with Dzeko's frustration - the No 9 missed a penalty against Bremen - the former England manager warned tempers must be kept under control.

'It's something we'll resolve internally, and quickly because we are turning to the next task,' said the boss.

'I can understand it (Dzeko's outburst). Football is a sport where there are lots of emotions and you have to manage them.'

The 24-year-old has indicated he will not move in the winter transfer window and Wolfsburg have little appetite to do a deal for under his £33.5million release clause.

Anyone willing to meet the fee must bid before the clause expires at the end of May, when Dzeko will have two years left to run on his contract at the Volkswagen Arena.

McClaren may be the first to leave, with Wolfsburg languishing in 13th in the Bundesliga and under pressure after a summer of high-profile signings.

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Source: Daily_Mail