AS Roma sporting director, Monchi, on Wednesday, rejected reports that his side have agreed a fee with Chelsea over striker Edin Dzeko. Monchi said that the Blues’s bid for the Bosnian international was “not interesting.” “Roma, like every club in the world, listen to the offers that arrive for their players, not just for Edin, but anyone in the squad,” Monchi told Mediaset Premium.
“We are ready to listen and then we decide. Now Dzeko is here and the rest doesn’t matter, which means the offer that arrived is not interesting,” he added. Dzeko is yet to agree personal terms with the Premier league champions, with the player’s agent attempting to resolve visa issues in order to continue talks in London with Chelsea. The 31-year-old has been subject of interest from the Blues along with his team-mate, Emerson Palmieri.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been linked with a host of strikers to help share the goal-scoring burden with forward, Alvaro Morata, and appears to have settled on Dzeko as his top January option.