ROMA have shown they are willing to sell their best players and will do once again with Edin Dzeko to Chelsea this month.
That is the opinion of ESPN FC pundit and former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol.
Chelsea are on the lookout for a new striker this month as backup to Alvaro Morata.
Andy Carroll has been linked with a move but the West Ham man’s injury means the Blues have turned their attentions to former Manchester City forward Dzeko.
Nicol believes Roma’s willingness to sell winger Mohamed Salah to Liverpool last summer shows they will do the same with Bosnian forward Dzeko, but this time to Stamford Bridge.
“I’m going to say this is a hit because Roma don’t over-worry about replacing players,” the Scot said.
“They sold Salah to Liverpool last year for £30million and they get on with it.
“For Dzeko at 31, again he’s coming into that range of when the legs start going.
“I think this would be a good move for Dzeko, get back in the Premier League.
“Clearly Morata would be the No 1 but Dzeko would get plenty of time on the field.
“At 31 years of age, it’s not the worst thing to happen to you to be able to get some rest.
“I think this will happen because Roma do accept offers for players and I think Dzeko would like it. I’m going to say this is a hit.”
Dzeko has scored 12 goals in all competitions for Roma this season, including two against Chelsea in the 3-3 Champions League draw in west London in October.