Pazzini: Dzeko changes the balance

Hellas Verona striker Giampaolo Pazzini believes that Edin Dzeko's move to Roma has disrupted the balance of power in Serie A.

The Bosnian forward recently joined the Giallorossi from Manchester City and struck twice on his debut against Spanish side Sevilla on Friday, convincing the Italian forward that he can help Roma challenge Juventus.

"With Dzeko Roma can shift the balance," the former Milan, Inter and Fiorentina forward told Il Corriere dello Sport. "But I believe Juventus are still the favourites."

The 31-year-old Italian also believes two of his former clubs can win the title thanks to their summer transfers, saying that "for the Scudetto you also have to look out for the two teams from Milan, who have spent a lot."

The new Serie A season kicks off next Saturday, when Pazzini's Verona team take on Dzeko's Roma at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi .