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Chelsea agree deal with Edin Dzeko as Batshuayi awaits outcome

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Edin Dzeko

According to reports from Italy, Chelsea have reached an agreement with Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko as regards a move from AS Roma.

The Premier League champions are believed to have agreed to terms with the Italian side in a bid to sign both Dzeko and his teammate Emerson Palmieri.

While a deal for the 23-year old left-back had been sorted out for days, the club needed to agree to terms with the striker and his representatives.

Now according to these reports that have also been concluded as the Blues have caved into the demands of the 31-year old, offering him a two-and-a-half-year contract – which is above the one-year club policy for players 30 years and older – worth £100,000 a week.

This will most likely see the club get the former Manchester city man but could draw the ire of senior players at the club, who have failed to get contract extensions above one year.

Similarly, this move comes as great news to striker Michy Batshuayi who is keen on a move away from Stamford Bridge on loan but has been repeatedly blocked by manager Antonio Conte.

Conte had confirmed that the Belgian will only be granted his loan move when a replacement is brought in.

Batshuayi has been criticized for his many poor displays this season and has failed to gain the trust of his manager which has seen him decide on a temporary move elsewhere in order to boost his chances of going to the World cup with the Belgian national team.

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