According to a report on Daily Mail, Chelsea are close to the double signing of Roma stars Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri.

Signing both players would cost Chelsea a fee of £52million.

The report on Daily Mail claims Chelsea held productive talks with Roma on Sunday with regards to signing both players and further negotiations are planned on Monday.

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Roma are reportedly happy to sell Dzeko to Chelsea despite the goals he gives them because the offer from Chelsea is too good to refuse for a player who will be 32 in March.

Roma sporting director Monchi hinted Dzeko could be on his way to Chelsea.

“Whatever will be will be,” Monchi told reporters.

“I work every day to have players suitable to replace our players, my job is always to strengthen my club. If Dzeko leaves Roma, we’ll buy another player.”

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