As the hours pass, it`s becoming more and more likely that Edin Dzeko will become a Chelsea player before the current transfer window ends on 31st January. It`s all come about, as these things, often do with Chelsea, quickly and covertly.
There are some fairly, in the journalists, who are starting to give indications that this rumour is more than your average tittlle-tattle.
If Chelsea sign Edin Dzeko, it will be one of the deals of the season. Surprised he`s been away from the PL for so long.
? Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) January 20, 2018
Edin Dzeko is a Ballon d’Or nominated striker. He will give Alvaro Morata a run for his money, if he joins Chelsea, at least in the short term. Batshuayi going the other way might work for him too but Roma’s reasoning to accept it is pretty puzzling… #CFC
? Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) January 20, 2018
We like the sound of this deal here at Vital Chelsea, the only sadness is, the Bosnian won`t be able to face Barcelona in the Champions League game. But with visits to both Manchester clubs to come, there can surely be no better suited up front for a return visit than Dzeko. City fans for sure won`t relish seeing their old player bang a couple of goals in at the Etihad.
The deal that has been mooted in The Guardian sees Dzeko and his teammate Emerson Palmieri arrive at Stamford Bridge for a fee in the region of £44m with add-ons increasing that to £57m in total. The article goes on to say that both players are keen for the move to happen and although Chelsea are reluctant to splash out the £57m, they believe a deal can be reached. Talks are due to continue on Monday.
Without wishing to stick our Vital Chelsea necks out too much, we think this deal could well get over the finishing line.