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Chelsea ‘agree Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri deals’ with Roma set to receive incredible £50million for pair

Former Manchester City striker Dzeko set to return to the Premier League despite turning 32 in March

Chelsea have reportedly struck a £50million deal to sign Roma duo Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri.

The Mirror claims Antonio Conte will be able to reinforce his squad with the talented pair this month after a breakthrough in negotiations.

Chelsea have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Edin Dzeko

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Chelsea have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Edin Dzeko

Left-back Palmieri has already agreed a contract with the champions and is set to provide competition for Marcos Alonso, with youngster Kenedy to join Newcastle on loan for the remainder of the season.


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Dzeko is yet to pen a deal after initial reserves about playing second fiddle to Alvaro Morata.

But Conte has apparently told the former Manchester City star that he has a big role to play at Stamford Bridge.

And the Bosnia international is now set to arrive in London to finalise terms with the Blues.


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The Blues will also land Roma teammate Emerson Palmieri

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The Blues will also land Roma teammate Emerson Palmieri

Dzeko will turn 32 in March and his arrival raises questions over the future of Michy Batshuayi.


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The Belgian is wanted by Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund, and may decide the time is right to try his luck elsewhere.

The double swoop should spell the end of Conte’s winter shopping, with the Italian landing Ross Barkley from Everton earlier in the window.

A new centre-back is off the cards with David Luiz set to stay at Stamford Bridge, although Arsenal could yet make a late approach after losing Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United.

Dzeko will compete with Alvaro Morata to be Chelsea's main striker

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Dzeko will compete with Alvaro Morata to be Chelsea’s main striker

Palmieri will provide competition for Marco Alonso

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Palmieri will provide competition for Marco Alonso

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