The striker Chelsea are now targeting in the January transfer window


"There is a transfer market in this period and if something happens you are the first to know the news".

Chelsea are reportedly in talks with Roma over a deal for both Emerson Palmieri and Edin Dzeko, according to the London Evening Standard.

"No, I don't know anything about this", Irfan Redzepagic, the Giallorossi striker's agent, insisted in an interview with romagiallorossa.

"Obviously, Emerson would love to play in the Premier League and it'd be a dream to work with Conte, as he is among the best coaches in the world".

With Alvaro Morata struggling of late and Conte appearing to have little trust in Michy Batshuayi, who has started just two Premier League matches this season, adding another option up front would be useful for Chelsea.

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'Look, every time we talk about Dzeko the names of clubs like Chelsea, Chinese clubs, Mexican clubs come up.

Aside from the striker position, Antonio Conte is also in the hunt for another left wing-back and it seems that he has found his man. They're only rumours. The truth is that Dzeko wants to stay at Roma. But then who doesn't like Edin?' "I'm very calm under this aspect".

"All I can say is that Conte likes Dzeko. I think during the transfer market, especially in January, if you go into the transfer market it means you need to improve your squad and you have to see in a short period and you have to see in a long period".

Chelsea, meanwhile, are also discussing Peter Crouch and Fernando Llorente, while Crystal Palace's out-of-form Christian Benteke is another target.

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