Chelsea are closing in on the £44 million double signing of Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri from Roma claims the Daily Mail.

Roma feels the time is right to cash in on Dzeko, who will be 32 in March. The arrival of Emerson will allow the Blues to let Kenedy and Baba Rahman depart on loan.

Chelsea to battle Barca for Real starlet

Chelsea and Barcelona are braced for a summer battle to land Real Madrid starlet Oscar Rodriguez, claims Don Balon.

The 19-year-old midfielder is set to be out of contract at the end of the season and is expected to move on after struggling for minutes with the Blancos.

Chelsea make Slimani approach

Chelsea has made an approach to sign Leicester City striker Islam Slimani, according to The Sunday Times.

Antonio Conte wants to add a tall forward to his ranks before the end of the January transfer window and has been linked with Andy Carroll, Edin Dzeko and Peter Crouch.

Now his attention has switched to Slimani, who he hopes to take on loan from the King Power Stadium for the second half of the season.

Finally, Mitchy Batshuayi could be on his way to Borussia Dortmund following the imminent sale of Pierre Emerick Aubumeyang to Arsenal. The Belgian has been down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and has seen first-team opportunities limited with Alvaro Morata the firm favourite at the London club.


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