Chelsea have reportedly agreed a fee with Roma to sign Edin Dzeko.
The Premier League champions are searching for a new striker to provide competition for Alvaro Morata, who is without a goal in his last six appearances.
Dzeko is in is third season at Roma after joining from Manchester City and finished last season as the top scorer in Serie A with 29 goals.
Chelsea have been in talks to sign the 31-year-old and according to The Sun, a ‘basic fee’ of £28 million has been agreed with Roma.
Negotiations are continuing over Dzeko’s full transfer fee including add-ons but it’s expected that the deal will cost in excess of £30m.
The report also claims that Chelsea are close to securing the signing of Dzeko’s Roma teammate Emerson Palmieri.
The Brazilian full-back will compete with Marcos Alonso on Chelsea’s left flank.Speaking on Sunday evening, Roma’s sporting director Monchi admitted that Dzeko could leave this month.
‘Whatever happens will be done thinking about what’s best for the club and the team,’ he said.
‘In my mind is always the desire to strengthen the squad, which is my job.’