Published: Mon, January 22, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Antonio Conte refuses to comment on Edin Dzeko and Peter Crouch rumours

Antonio Conte refuses to comment on Edin Dzeko and Peter Crouch rumours

Bookmakers are not sure which forward Chelsea will be signing, but BetVictor make Dzeko the most likely at this stage, and rate him at 7/4. The Spanish club are willing to accept a loan or a permanent deal.

Roma's Edin Dzeko celebrates scoring against Chelsea earlier in the season at Stamford Bridge.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. Monchi is quoted by the Metro refusing to rule out the sale of high-profile players this month.

Totti, who is now the director at Roma after enjoying a 24-year playing career with them, joked with Dzeko as the pair boarded a train ahead of their trip to Inter Milan.

And he could just have dropped himself it, according to Football Italia.

As Dzeko was about to get on board, Totti was caught on camera joking: "This train doesn't go to London, does it?"

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To which a smiling Dzeko replied: "Not yet".

And a potential move to England is clearly being discussed in Italy.

The Blues had been prominently linked with moves for former Liverpool and England strikers Andy Carroll and Peter Crouch in recent days, but the Bosnian worldwide would represent a step-up in quality on both and could challenge misfiring Alvaro Morata for a starting spot.

And reports emerged this morning that they have contacted Leicester City to enquire about getting Islam Slimani on loan for the rest of the campaign.

However, sources have now confirmed to me that Palace's Benteke could be the ideal option.

Chelsea are now preparing for the second leg of their League Cup semi-final clash against Arsenal at The Emirates on Wednesday night.

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