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Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco has revealed that he doesn’t understand the reasoning behind the potential sale of Edin Dzeko to Chelsea and will demand answers from the club if the deal goes through according to the Express.
The Blues are deep in negotiations with Roma after agreeing terms with the Bosnian striker, and they are expected to reach an agreement with the Serie A side, the manager has now questioned the justification behind selling the club’s first choice striker in the middle of the season.
“What counts is the club,” the coach told Sky Sport Italia, “My own hopes are relative. If they sell him, they will have valid reasons, which they will explain to me.
“Do I hate the market? That depends: if someone arrives, no; otherwise, yes.
“In the event that he leaves, we will do something else. Schick has the characteristics, together with Defrel, of being able to play in several roles in attack.
“But it’s still to early to talk about it.“
Di Francesco also pointed out that he will not keep Dzeko out of the side because of an impending transfer.
“[Dzeko] made himself available for the game, despite the many rumours. He is a player who sometimes you can see little of, but then he appears,” the 48-year-old said.
“It’s a choice for the club, determined by many factors. As long as I have the player I will play him, because he has always shown me commitment, seriousness and professionalism.
“Dzeko is a decisive player and he’s the one who scored the most goals for my team.
“The sooner the transfer market ends, the sooner we will find a Dzeko with more serenity.
“But for his part his availability is always the same.“
Chelsea are hoping to complete a deal for the striker and his teammate Emerson Palmeri as soon as possible, and it seems a matter of “when” and not “if” the deal will be done.
The striker scored a late equalizer against Sampdoria on Wednesday night while Chelsea went down 2-1 to Arsenal without Alvaro Morata. He has scored 13 times this season including 2 in his last 3 games, while Morata has scored 12 times this season, but none in the last 6 games.
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