Reports Suggest Roma Duo Have Verbally Agreed To Join Chelsea

Peter Crouch Chelsea

"All I can say is that Conte likes Dzeko". We have looked lacklustre and laboured in recent weeks and Conte ought to see the transfer market as an opportunity to give his troops a much needed wake-up call. You may recall that we already signed Antonio Rudiger from the Serie A outfit in the summer transfer window.

The Italian club apparently values the pair at £77 million (R1.3 billion), but Chelsea are said to be only willing to pay about £44 million (R744 million) plus Michy Batshuayi on a six-month loan.

Only time will tell if Chelsea are prepared to meet the asking price, but we seriously ought to.

Palmieri's agent, meanwhile, has confirmed that the Blues are in talks over a potential deal for the 23-year-old - and that the player would love to play in the Premier League.

The former Manchester City striker would be joined in South London by Emerson Palmieri who Antonio Conte has been chasing recently, trying to find a suitable wing back to suit his system following his failed pursuit of Alex Sandro.

Chelsea are keen to sign a striker this month and they turned their attention to Dzeko.

The Bosnian forward is a proven Premier League goal-scorer and champion, having won two titles with City during his five seasons at the Etihad. It looked like Carroll would be heading to Stamford Bridge, but his latest injury has ruined his chance of securing a move. Sevilla are keen to take him on loan, while he has also been linked with a move to Borussia Dortmund as replacement for seemingly-Arsenal bound Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.

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