Former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has implied that he wouldn't mind returning to the Premier League, but has also admitted that the ship may have already sailed on a possible reunion.


The Bosnian forward came quite close to joining Chelsea in January, and the Blues wanted him included in what would have been a double-deal involving Emerson Palmieri. However, talks on his end fell through with Palmieri the only one heading to London, leaving the Blues to sign Olivier Giroud instead.

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Dzeko, 32, joined City from Wolfsburg back in 2011 but left for AS Roma two years ago, where he has been a key part of their attack - scoring 78 times in 148 appearances for I Giallorossi since his move.


The striker scored 72 goals during his time at City, having appeared in 189 games for the current ​Premier League champions, helping them to two league titles.


"Regarding the Premier League, maybe it's too late," he said to Sky Sports News.  "You never know.

"I had four-and-a-half great years there, and had fun every minute of every game. I love the Premier League and England, so we'll see. At the moment I'm happy in Rome."


Dzeko, a regular member of the Bosnia set-up, also commented on his country's UEFA Nations League match against Northern Ireland on Monday, acknowledging that it should be a tough experience.


"I definitely expect a tough game like it was in Ireland," he said. "But I expect us to play a little better and get the same result.

"Ireland played very good in the first game and we were a little bit lucky to win. Hopefully, we can play better in front of our own fans this time and get the win."