Chelsea have struggled for goals in recent weeks, and reports claim that Antonio Conte could move for Roma star Edin Dzeko as a possible solution.
The Blues have scored just one goal in their last four games in all competitions, being held to three consecutive goalless draws before finding the back of the net against Norwich City in their FA Cup replay tie on Wednesday night.
Even then, Conte’s men could only score once in 120 minutes of play as the game went on to penalties, and with the likes of Alvaro Morata, Eden Hazard and others misfiring, it has led to a serious problem up front in terms of a regular source of goals to fire them on this season.
According to Premium Sport, the Italian tactician could look to Serie A to solve the issue, as Chelsea have reportedly made an enquiry with Roma for Dzeko.
The Bosnian international was in fine form last season, scoring 29 goals in 37 league games to secure the Capocannoniere award for top Serie A goalscorer.
He bagged 39 in 51 appearances in all competitions, while he has 12 in 26 games so far this season. In turn, he knows where the goal is, and coupled with the aerial threat and physicality that he possesses, the 31-year-old could be a perfect solution for Conte.
However, it’s claimed that Roma have no intention of selling one of their most prized assets, although the door is left open as it’s suggested that if Chelsea were to return later in the window with a decent offer, it could test the capital club’s resolve, as per Premium Sport.
Meanwhile, it’s added that Dzeko’s teammate Emerson Palmieri is also of interest to the west London giants, with the Brazilian left-back likely to cost €25m.
Given Marcos Alonso has made a staggering 30 appearances already this season, playing an entire 90 minutes on most occasions he takes to the pitch, additional competition and depth is needed in that department by Conte and Palmieri could be the answer to give the Spaniard a helping hand.