Chelsea FC close to finalising £45m double deal Serie A duo – report

Chelsea FC are hoping to complete a double deal to sign AS Roma duo Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri, according to reports

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Chelsea FC are edging closer to sealing a double deal to sign AS Roma pair Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri, according to reports.

Sky Sports is reporting that the defending Premier League champions will have to pay in excess of £45m to sign the Bosnian striker and Brazilian-born defender.

The same article reveals that Antonio Conte is a big admirer of the former Manchester City striker as the Blues look to add more depth to their squad.

According to the same story, Chelsea FC want to sign Palmieri to provide competition for a left-back spot with Spanish defender Marcos Alonso.

However, Chelsea FC director Marina Granovskaia will have the final say on the proposed deals as the west London side look to make their second and third January signings.

The Blues are in third place in the Premier League table following a 4-0 win against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium last weekend.

Chelsea FC have won the Premier League title in two of the past three seasons under Jose Mourinho and Conte.

The west London side have been handed a difficult Champions League last-16 clash after Chelsea were pitted against La Liga giants Barcelona.

The Blues signed Ross Barkley in a £15m deal from Everton earlier in the January transfer window.

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