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Chelsea closer to signing Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri from Roma

Edin Dzeko of AS Roma in action during the Serie A match between AS Roma and Spal at Stadio Olimpico on December 1, 2017 in Roma

Chelsea are edging closer to signing Roma duo Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri, according to Sky in Italy.

Sky Italia understands Chelsea are willing to pay €50m plus €10m in bonuses to land the two players, with former Manchester City striker Dzeko ready to make a return to the Premier League with the Blues.

Chelsea are also open to letting Michy Batshuayi go on loan to the Serie A side to help facilitate the deal.

Roma defender Emerson Palmieri playing against Lazio last year
Image: Roma defender Emerson Palmieri playing against Lazio last year

Sky Sports News understands Chelsea are the only club Dzeko is prepared to leave Roma for.

Dzeko, 31, has scored 12 goals for Roma this season, including a double against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League in their 3-3 draw in October.

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Sky Sports News reported earlier this week that Palmieri is keen on the move, and wants to work with Conte, with Chelsea his preferred destination.

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Roma are still evaluating other potential outgoings and signings with no agreement in place with Chelsea yet over Dzeko and Palmieri.

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