Chelsea closer to signing Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri from Roma

Chelsea deny claims of transfer breaches

The Blues had been prominently linked with moves for former Liverpool and England strikers Andy Carroll and Peter Crouch in recent days, but the Bosnian worldwide would represent a step-up in quality on both and could challenge misfiring Alvaro Morata for a starting spot.

The Di Marzio report also suggests that the Capital club may also try and include Michy Batshuayi in the deal seeing as his Chelsea career looks dead in the water - but that remains to be seen as of yet.

The Guardian reported on Thursday that world governing Federation Internationale de Football Association had pinpointed 25 cases after carrying out an investigation into the club's recruitment of players aged under 18.

He was Serie A's top scorer last season, with 29 goals as Roma finished second in the league.

Roma legend Francesco Totti has teased Edin Dzeko amid speculation he will move to Chelsea this month. I even read we are selling players without their knowledge. "I've no information to that effect", Redzepagic told romagiallorossa.it.

The move for Dzeko can come as no surprise, as Chelsea have made no secret of their desire to prioritise the signing of a target-man this window.

The 31-year-old was part of two Premier League titles, one FA Cup victory, and one League Cup triumph during his time in Manchester.

Chelsea could pay over €50m for Dzeko and Emerson.

The west London side are thought to be in the market for a left-back, and 23-year-old Roma star Palmieri has emerged as a potential target for the Blues in recent days.

Chelsea are looking to sign Edin Dzeko this month. Most clubs have several websites dedicated to them, and it's no different for AS Roma.

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