Chelsea €65m for Dzeko and Emerson

Chelsea make approach for Roma's Emerson Palmieri

Chelsea make approach for Roma's Emerson Palmieri

Roma defender Emerson Palmieri's agent has revealed that a move to Chelsea would be his client's "dream" move, according to the London Evening Standard.

Unsurprisingly, the £22-26m range (i.e. €25-30m) is right in the wheelhouse of other recent wing-back signings of the Conte Era, including Marcos Alonso and Davide Zappacosta, both of whom got done around £23m.

Instead, the club have turned to Roma's Palmieri, who is said to be available for £20m this month.

Chelsea failed in multiple attempts to sign Juventus star Alex Sandro, but Conte has now identified Palmieri as a suitable alternative.

The 23-year-old has only recently returned from a serious knee ligament injury sustained last May and has found himself acting as a deputy for Aleksandar Kolarov.

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CHELSEA are closing in on a deal for £20 million Roma defender Emerson Palmieri.

"Chelsea are a concrete possibility, absolutely".

Finally asked if Emerson has the wish to play under Antonio Conte, the representative said: "Obviously yes, it would be a dream: Conte is a top manager, one of the best and most successful in the world".

The 31-year-old Bosnia worldwide is not the only Roma player on Chelsea's radar, with Brazilian full-back Emerson Palmieri also said to be an option for the Blues, as reported in Metro.

Conte has signed £15 million midfielder Ross Barkley during this transfer window and is also keen on a striker to provide competition for first choice Alvaro Morata.

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