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Edin Dzeko

According to reports, Chelsea are close to signing Roma duo of Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri.

This report will come as a welcome surprise for fans of the club as a deal for Dzeko was believed to be very unlikely at this point of the season, but Roma are willing to sell the 31-year old Bosnian.

Reports from Italy say the Premier League champions are prepared to pay €50 million for both players as well as up to €10 million in add-ons and are also willing to send striker Michy Batshuayi on loan to the Rome-based club as part of the deal.

Also according to the report, Edin Dzeko – who was believed to not be up for sale – is interested in the move and considering his age the Italian club believe cashing in on the former Manchester City man is the right choice.

A deal for Emerson, however, has been reported to be close after his agent confirmed talks.

The players have endured different tales so far this season at Roma. Emerson Palmieri just returned from a long-term injury and has made only 2 appearances for the club. Dzeko, on the other hand, has made 26 appearances in all competitions this season scoring 12 goals (including a brace against Chelsea in the champions league).

Signing both players will be a major boost to Chelsea as they will occupy positions of concern for manager Conte (Center-forward and Left-back).

Although Roma has not agreed to the deal they are believed to be leaning towards it.

The writer is a passionate Man United fan. He has good insights into the world of football especially the English Premier League.