Friday January 19 2018
Report: Dzeko accepts Chelsea

Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri have given the all-clear to join Chelsea, claim Sky Sport Italia, as negotiations continue with Roma.

Transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio broke the news on Thursday night that talks for left-back Emerson Palmieri had also expanded to include an approach for their centre-forward.

Now the same source suggests Dzeko has accepted the move to Stamford Bridge.

The two clubs are still working out the terms of the massive double deal, as Chelsea’s initial offer was €50m for the pair, whereas Roma wanted €65m.

It’s reported the Giallorossi are now prepared to accept €50m plus another €10m in bonuses.

Michy Batshuayi was originally meant to be included on loan as part of the deal, but Roma are no longer particularly interested.