Chelsea fans will be letting out a rather large sigh of relief.
Because their transfer business in the last couple of weeks has been nothing short of a hilarious calamity.
Antonio Conte’s search for a big, back up striker to Alvaro Morata has taken them from Andy Carroll… to Peter Crouch… to Ashley Barnes.
But now the Blues seem set on their prime target, a far more household name in Roma hitman Edin Dzeko.
Former Manchester City star Dzeko has been a revelation for Roma since his move to the Italian capital in 2015.
And, according to The Evening Standard, Chelsea will abandon a club rule to bring the Bosnian from the Serie A giants this month.
The Premier League champions introduced a policy a few seasons ago where they only offer one-year contract extensions to players once they pass the age of 30.
But Dzeko is 31 – and the Blues have slapped a two-and-a-half-year deal on his desk to lure the striker to west London.
Dzeko wasn’t prepared to leave Roma for the short term, so Chelsea are willing to reach a compromise.
Should the deal go through it could lead to challenges with the likes of Pedro, David Luiz and Cesc Fabregas who are all over 30.
Chelsea regularly offered veterans like John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic annual extensions in recent years.
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