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Chelsea go for £77M Roma pair Dzeko, Emerson Palmieri

Chelsea are launching a double raid on Roma to satisfy manager Antonio Conte's demands.

The Sun says Chelsea are in talks with Roma over a £77million double swoop for striker Edin Dzeko and defender Emerson Palmieri.

The Italian giants are demanding £57m to let former Manchester City striker Dzeko go, while Palmieri is valued at £20m.

However, the Blues value the pair at £44m, but are prepared to offer striker Michy Batshuayi on loan as part of the deal.

Dzeko - who played around 100 games for City between 2011 and 2015 - scored twice against Chelsea in the Champions League group stage before Christmas and would be ideal back-up for Alvaro Morata.

Brazilian-born left back Palmieri, 23, is an Italian citizen which means he does not need a work permit to play in the UK.

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