CHELSEA’S seek for a brand new striker may power them to show to Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke after it emerged Edin Dzeko has no real interest in becoming a member of them.
The Roma ahead emerged as a critical goal for Antonio Conte on Thursday.
Blues had been reportedly plotting a £57million swoop for the ex-Manchester Metropolis man, however the star’s agent insists he needs to remain in Italy.
His consultant Irfan Redzepagic advised Roma Giallorossa: “No, I do not know something about this.
“I’ve no info to that impact. Dzeko is already a Roma participant, you realize that.
“Look, each time we speak about Dzeko the names of golf equipment like Chelsea, Chinese language golf equipment, Mexican golf equipment come up. These are simply rumours.
“The reality is that Dzeko needs to remain at Roma.
“Have I spoken to Conte or Chelsea? My position means I am unable to reveal sure switch market dynamics. I perceive the query, however I’ve a really particular position.
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“All I can say is that Conte likes Dzeko. However then who does not like Edin?”
Chelsea are determined to herald a striker earlier than the top of the month and had lined-up West Ham’s Andy Carroll earlier than harm struck the towering frontman and dominated him out for months.
Conte can also be contemplating a shock mortgage transfer for both Stoke Metropolis’s Peter Crouch or Tottenham’s Fernando Llorente, who he tried to signal final summer time.
However each of these swoops are anticipated to be rejected by every participant’s respective golf equipment.
And that leaves Christian Benteke as a critical goal for the Premier League champions, based on the Day by day Mail.
The Belgian, 27, has solely scored as soon as within the top-flight this season and price Palace £27m, which may rise to £32m, from Liverpool in August 2016.
He is without doubt one of the greatest earners at Selhurst Park and Roy Hodgson may very well be tempted to money in and permit the off form ex-Aston Villa man to go away.
That might liberate funds for him to herald extra reinforcements for his Eagles squad.
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