Chelsea 'agree' deal to sign Roma duo Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri


The Premier League champions are said to be keen on a double swoop for Roma duo Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri in a deal that will reportedly cost at least £45million.

Edon Dzeko to Chelsea is all over the Italian media, it's gone quite insane over the past 24 hours or so. Today could be the day Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri finally join Chelsea.

The former Manchester City striker is a target for Blues boss Antonio Conte as he looks to bolster his attack, with Alvaro Morata struggling for form and Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi used sparingly in the starting line-up.

The deal is broken down as a €50m (£44m) payment plus €10m (£9m) in bonuses.

Meanwhile, Sky in Italy are reporting that Palmieri's representatives are happy with terms for the 23-year-old to move to Stamford Bridge and are just waiting for the clubs to give the nod.

The Bosnian had the best-scoring season of his career last time around, finding the back of the net on 39 occasions.

Dzeko is a name familiar to Premier League supporters after the Bosnia and Herzegovina global scored 72 times in 189 games in all competitions.

The Brazilian will be eligible for the Champions League having missed most of the season so far with a knee injury.

As we are talking, the Premier League giants and Roma are finalizing deals for both players and Italian paper have already revealed the details of Dzeko's Chelsea contract.

"Emerson has also agreed to the transfer and will provide competition for Marcos Alonso at left wing-back."