Cape Town - Chelsea are in talks with Roma
to sign left-back Emerson Palmieri, and are reportedly also eager to bring in
striker Edin Dzeko.
Emerson, a Brazil-born full-back hoping to
play for Italy, would provide back-up and competition for Marcos Alonso, who
has been one of Chelsea’s top players at wing-back this season.
"There’s nothing certain yet, we are
in a phase of discussion and evaluation," Emerson’s agent, Fernando Garcia
of Elenko Sports, told Calciomercato.
"Chelsea are a concrete possibility,
absolutely. Now the two clubs are talking, we’ll see if they reach a positive conclusion.
"Obviously, Emerson would love to play
in the Premier League and it’d be a dream to work with Conte, as he is among the
best coaches in the world."
Dzeko, who spent five seasons in England
with Manchester City, scored 29 goals from 37 Serie A appearances last season
and has nine from 19 so far, this campaign.
The Blues are searching for a striker as
Alvaro Morata’s goals have dried up and manager Antonio Conte seems not to
trust Michy Batshuayi to deputise.