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Chelsea to make bid to sign Edin Dzeko from Roma? Transfer news and gossip from Friday’s papers

Chelsea want to sign Edin Dzeko and are willing to spend £44million to land the former Manchester City man and his Roma teammate Emerson Palmieri.

That is according to Calciomercato, who say Antonio Conte is mulling over a sensational double swoop for the pair.

Dzeko spent four and a half years at the Etihad winning two Premier League titles and scoring 72 goals in 189 appearances for the club.

He has since netted 61 times in 116 games for Roma including 39 goals during the 2016-17 campaign.

Dzeko celebrates a goal against Chelsea earlier this season

Transfer stories from Friday’s Daily Mirror

Olivier Giroud could be the next big name departure from Arsenal in a player-plus-cash move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in what is becoming the biggest transfer shake-up of Arsene Wenger’s reign.

Peter Crouch has emerged as a sensational new target for Chelsea with Andy Carroll injured.

Manchester City have expressed an interest in Emre Can – but his future could depend on Liverpool’s pursuit of his international teammate Leon Goretzka.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed Borussia Dortmund’s trip to Hertha Berlin because he is not “100 per cent focused” as a move to Arsenal approaches.

Aubameyang is nearing a move to the Emirates

Arsene Wenger admits the Alexis Sanchez transfer saga has proved Arsenal cannot compete with Europe’s football super powers.

Emmanuel Petit has claimed Arsenal are making second-rate signings and warned their transfer targets are not good enough.

Manchester United are leading a four-way Premier League chase for £35million Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri.

Chelsea talks with Roma over Emerson Palmieri confirmed as Brazilian makes it clear his dream is a move to the Blues.

Emmanuel Adebayor “hates” Arsenal because of “fake” Arsene Wenger and says he’ll “always love” Jose Mourinho

Alan Pardew is now eyeing cheaper options and open to selling Jonny Evans to raise funds after seeing West Brom fail with enquiries for Theo Walcott, Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings.

News and gossip from other papers and sites

Ozil and Wilshere are reportedly set to pen new long-term deals at the Emirates

Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere are close to signing new long-term contracts at Arsenal (Sun)

Chelsea are back in for Fernando Llorente following Andy Carroll’s injury (Sun)

Newcastle are lining up a bid for Everton winger Aaron Lennon (Sun)

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