Chelsea agree £50million double deal for striker and left-back

Joe Williams

Chelsea are ready to pay big money to land Roma striker Edin Dzeko as part of a £50million deal including left-back Emerson Palmieri, according to reports.

The Blues have been linked with a host of strikers in the January transfer window with Antonio Conte desperate to add to his strikeforce before the the deadline passes.

The Daily Mirror claims that the defending Premier League champions have agreed to oay £50million for the duo as they look to land back-up for striker Alvaro Morata.

Dzeko has yet to agree personal terms as his representatives only flew to London on Monday to get the deal over the line but Palmeiri has sorted his terms.

Morata started the season on fire for the Blues since his £60million transfer from Real Madrid in the summer, however the goals have dried up in recent weeks with the Spaniard missing some glaring chances.

Peter Crouch was even considered by the Chelsea scouting department as an alternative option to help the team with a lack of goals but not the Blues seem to have settled on a more sensible option.

The report understands that Chelsea have put a £120,000-a-week deal on the table for Dzeko, 32, to consider after Roma agreed to sell up.