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Chelsea Agree £44 Million Deal For Roma’s Edin Dzeko And Emerson Palmieri

AS Roma's forward Edin Dzeko (R) from Bosnia-Herzegovina celebrates after scoring with teammate AS Roma's defender Emerson Palmieri of Brazil during the Italian Serie A football match Sampdoria Vs As Roma on January 29, 2017 at the 'Luigi Ferraris' stadium in Genoa. / AFP / Marco BERTORELLO (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)

Chelsea have swooped for Roma duo Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri in a deal worth to be in the region of £44 million. 

According to The Guardian, both clubs have agreed on the transfer fee for the two players, with just personal terms to be agreed upon before the signings are complete.

While the £44 million fee has been agreed upon by Chelsea and Roma, there are believed to be in the region of £13 million in add-ons incorporated in the deal also.

Chelsea have made no secret of the fact that they are in need of another striker in this transfer window, and will hope to see the deal finalised for Dzeko by the end of next week, when the window shuts.

In recent weeks the Premier League champions have been linked with obscure targets such as Andy Carroll and Peter Crouch, with manager Antonio Conte apparently in desperate need of a back-up for Alvaro Morata to ease the workload on the recently misfiring Spaniard.

Dzeko is a proven Premier League goalscorer from his time with Manchester City between 2011 and 2016 and bagged twice at Stamford Bridge earlier this season when Roma and Chelsea drew 3-3 in the Champions League group stage. The Bosnian won the Serie A Golden Boot last season and already has nine goals in 19 league appearances this season.

Chelsea are set to bend their transfer policy in order to sign the 31-year-old striker, as it is a club rule to only offer one-year extensions to any player over the age of 30. Regarding personal terms, it is believed that the London club must do a convincing job on Dzeko in order for him to return to the Premier League.

In the meantime, contract negotiations with Emerson will reportedly be straightforward.

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