With news making the rounds that Edin Dzeko has reportedly agreed to join Chelsea, another Roma player is also set to join Chelsea as deal to sign Roma defender Emerson is already looking like a done deal.
Goal understands that Chelsea should complete their move for Roma’s Emerson Palmieri in the next 48 hours after agreeing a four-and-a-half-year contract.
The Blues hope that the 23-year-old will be part of a double deal with Roma, as Goal reported on Monday that Chelsea are also aiming to secure striker Edin Dzeko this week. The deal could be worth a joint fee of around £50 million, which is inclusive of performance-related add-ons.
Emerson’s agents began talks with Chelsea last week, but the deal made significant progress over the weekend as Antonio Conte’s side won 4-0 at Brighton & Hove Albion.
Talks have progressed so rapidly that Chelsea are allowing their current back-up left wing-back Kenedy to discuss a loan move to Newcastle United, who tried to sign the 21-year-old in August.
In pressing ahead with a bid for Emerson, Chelsea appear to have abandoned their pursuit of Juventus defender Alex Sandro with a host of other clubs also dropping their interest in the Juventus defender.
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