Fulham manager Roy Hodgson was full of praise for striker Bobby Zamora after his goalscoring performance against Wolfsburg.
Zamora scored his 19th goal of the season just 21 seconds into Thursday night’s quarter-final second leg against the German side to seal a 3-1 aggregate win.
With reported Arsenal target Dzeko failing to impress for Wolfsburg, Hodgson has suggested that Zamora should be ranked alongside the Bosnia international.
Hodgson said: “I read that the price for Edin Dzeko was €40million (£35million), so we might have to up our price for Bobby Zamora after tonight’s performance. That said, we don’t want to sell him.
“Bobby Zamora is a very good player. This year, by adding goals to his excellent build-up play, he’s come to everyone’s attention and he can do no more than continue to play well.
“Then, I’m sure when Fabio Capello is looking at the players available to take to the World Cup, he will make his assessment. I know Fabio is aware of Bobby as a player, but Bobby can’t do any more himself.”
Fulham will meet Hamburg in the semi-finals. If they beat the German side, they will face either Atletico Madrid or Liverpool in the final.
“We’re very proud to be in a semi-final as Fulham and, most importantly of all, we are proud for Fulham, our owner and our supporters,” said the 62-year-old.
“We’ll face a very arduous task if we want to get to the final, but the main thing is we’re in the semi-final and we have that chance.”