With a deal for the Roma striker hitting a snag, the Blues but once more must look elsewhere of their hunt for a brand new entrance man
Chelsea stay hopeful of touchdown a deal for Roma striker Edin Dzeko however are actually Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud and Tottenham’s Fernando Llorente as alternate options, Goal understands.
The Blues have been after Dzeko for a lot of the winter window, however talks have stalled for now as all three events have been unable to come back to any agreements.
Dzeko was seen as more likely to be added this January alongside team-mate Emerson Palmieri, however for now the striker stays in Italy regardless of being eager on a transfer to Stamford Bridge whereas Emerson will bear a medical forward of a £17.5 million transfer.
As the window winds down, the Blues are alternate options to Dzeko, with a attainable alternative to land London rivals Arsenal’s Giroud arriving through an unlikely supply.
Michy Batshuayi has been angling for a mortgage transfer away from Chelsea, however has not been allowed to go away till the Blues discover a new striker to switch him within the rotation. But in an attention-grabbing twist, the Belgian being granted a mortgage might effectively assist land his alternative in Giroud.
The Gunners seem close to to a deal to land Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund . However, the Bundesliga aspect look extra fascinated with securing the providers of Batshuayi as a alternative for the Gabon worldwide, relatively than Giroud.
That has opened the door for Giroud to hitch the Premier League champions, with the striker looking forward to a transfer whereas the Gunners stay reluctant.