Chelsea FC consider £77m double deal for next January signings – report
Chelsea FC are pondering making a big-money move to sign both Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri from Roma, say reports
Chelsea FC are pondering making a big money double move to sign Roma duo Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri this month, according to reports in the British media.
The Daily Star is reporting that the west London club are interested in signing both the striker and the left-back as Antonio Conte eyes his second and third January signings.
Chelsea have already been busy this month and secured the signature of Ross Barkley from Everton at the turn of the year.
However, it seems that Conte is determined to further bolster his squad, with the report claiming that a new left-back and striker are both priorities for the Italian manager.
The same report says Roma value former Manchester City striker Dzeko at around £57m, and Palmieri at around £20m.
It is also claimed in the same story that Chelsea boss Conte would be open to letting Michy Batshuayi join Roma on loan as part of the deal.
The 31-year-old Dzeko has scored nine goals and made three assists in 19 Serie A games for Roma so far this season.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are currently preparing for their Premier League clash against Brighton at Stamford Bridge this weekend as they look to get back to winning ways in the top flight.