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Chelsea’s search for a striker has led them to AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko, and they have agreed personal terms with the player according to the Metro.
The Bosnian international has been one of a number of strikers that have been linked to the Stamford bridge lately with the likes of Andy Carroll, Ashley Barnes and Peter Crouch having their names linked to a move to Stamford bridge as the Blues look to sign a backup for Alvaro Morata.
Dzeko who left Manchester City in 2016 finished as Serie A top goalscorer last season with 29 goals to his name, and a further 12 so far this season, including 2 against Chelsea in the Champions league group stage.
The media suggest, the deal is close to being completed, with a beIN correspondent claiming that “Within next 48 hours they will try to seal the deal.” And Italian journalist Palmeri suggested that an offer for the striker has been accepted “Wow, Chelsea’s offer for Dzeko has been accepted by the player!” he tweeted.
AS Roma Sporting Director Monchi when asked about the transfer didn’t give much away, but didn’t rule out a transfer for the 31-year-old “Whatever happens will be done thinking about what’s best for the club and the team,’ he said.
‘In my mind is always the desire to strengthen the squad, which is my job”.
Chelsea fans, do you think Edin Dzeko is the right backup for Alvaro Morata?