Reports suggest that Chelsea are close to agreeing on a £22 million deal with AS Roma for the signing of left-back, Emerson Palmieri (via Goal.com).

In a window where Chelsea have been linked with moves for Andy Carroll and Peter Crouch, this deal makes a lot more sense.

Aside from the striker position, Antonio Conte is also in the hunt for another left wing-back and it seems that he has found his man.

Reports suggest that Chelsea are close to sealing a £22 million deal with AS Roma over the transfer of Emerson Palmieri.

The 23-year-old Brazilian has barely featured for the Italian side this season, having just returned from a lengthy injury spell.

However, it seems that the Blues are still keen on bringing the player to Stamford Bridge and have also been linked with his Roma teammate, Edin Dzeko.

It’s unclear when or even if this deal will be completed. Chelsea are in need of reinforcement across the pitch and the signings of both Emerson Palmieri and maybe even Edin Dzeko would go a long way to helping that.

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