Dzeko and Benteke emerge as Chelsea's top targets

News      Report Chelsea Close To Agreeing £22 Million Deal For Emerson Palmieri
     
     
       By Daniel Jenkins

News Report Chelsea Close To Agreeing £22 Million Deal For Emerson Palmieri By Daniel Jenkins

I remain rather skeptical, to say the least.

Agents are said to be at work to close the deal and complete the transfers, and it's stated the "final acceleration" is likely to come at the beginning of the week.

Club icon Frank Lampard believes Chelsea's rumoured pursuit of Andy Carroll and Peter Crouch could offer the Blues a stopgap for their current striking woes.

But according to the Guardian's report, Roma are holding out for a £44 million offer plus £13.2 million in add-ons, which the English club are reluctant to meet.

Roma's sporting director Monchi has refused to rule out the prospect Chelsea signing Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri.

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Sportsmail revealed earlier this week that Chelsea will press ahead with the proposed £44million double signing of Roma pair Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri with hope of securing the deals for next week.

"I think this would be a good move for Dzeko, get back in the Premier League". Chelsea are in need of reinforcement across the pitch and the signings of both Emerson Palmieri and maybe even Edin Dzeko would go a long way to helping that. These are just rumours. The truth is that Dzeko wants to stay at Roma.

Yet after filling in for Morata admirably as Chelsea thrashed Brighton, Conte could well change his plans, and give Belgium global Batshuayi a more prominent role.

"As I said before: in this period there is a transfer market, if something happens, you know". I understand the question, but I have a very specific role.

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