Chelsea January transfer news LIVE: Dzeko move delayed by Roma

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Dzeko's Chelsea move delayed

Edin Dzeko remains Chelsea's prime striking target before the January transfer window closes, but a deal has been delayed by Roma.

Chelsea have agreed many parts of the deal to sign the former Manchester City striker, but Roma are looking for a replacement before sanctioning the Bosnia-Herzegovina international’s transfer.

The Blues have alternatives to Dzeko, with Tottenham's Fernando Llorente and Arsenal's Olivier Giroud being considered as more ambitious targets for a January move. 

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Chelsea target Vidal 'fundamental' for Bayern

Arturo Vidal Bayern 2017

Leon Goretzka's arrival at Bayern Munich next season does not mean Arturo Vidal will leave the Allianz Arena, according to Jupp Heynckes.

Goretzka's switch from Schalke was finally confirmed last week , the 22-year-old agreeing a free transfer to Bayern when his current deal expires in June.

The signing of Goretzka has led to some suggesting Vidal could be the one to lose out, with Chelsea reported to be among his many suitors , but the Chile international remains an integral part of Bayern's squad.

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Chelsea shift attentions to Arsenal's Giroud

Olivier Giroud Arsenal

Chelsea are ready to make a shock bid for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, claims the Mirror .

Giroud had been expected to move to Dortmund as part of the deal that brings Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the Emirates Stadium. 

But with talks stalling in Germany, the Blues could swoop themselves if their own negotiations with Edin Dzeko fail to yield results.

Conte 'happy' at Chelsea despite transfer disappointment

Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte insists he is "happy" at Chelsea, despite reports of his own disappointment at the club's transfers.

Conte has suggested in the past that he "does not have a big impact" on the deals done by the Blues, and rumours have suggested that he has expressed unease at the investment of Manchester United and Manchester City.

On Friday, however, he moved to quash such reports.

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Madrid to set sights on Hazard

Eden Hazard Chelsea

Real Madrid will likely set their sights on Eden Hazard after being told by PSG that Neymar will not be sold, reports the Telegraph .

Despite consistent links between Neymar and the Spanish giants, the report claims that PSG will not let the Brazilian leave, and with Madrid looking to re-build their attacking force, Chelsea star Hazard will be one of the club's top targets. 

Conte on collision course with Chelsea board

Antonio Conte Chelsea Arsenal

Antonio Conte's relationship with the Chelsea board has deteriorated due to his frustrations over the club's transfer policy, reports the  Telegraph .

Ross Barkley is the only player the Blues have secured so far in the January window, although Roma pair Emerson and Edin Dzeko could yet follow.

And Conte has not been shy in voicing his opinion that he has little input over signings, as it becomes more likely he will not stay beyond the current season.

Dortmund to walk away from Giroud

Olivier Giroud, Arsenal

Borussia Dortmund are set to walk away from any deal for Olivier Giroud, reports the Daily Mail .

BVB wanted the French striker to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but with talks stalling Giroud is looking at other options. 

Dortmund may turn back to Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi if a deal with Arsenal for Aubameyang is reached, though a move for the Blues forward would hinge on them landing another striker as well. 

Conte content with Chelsea's plan

Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte says he has full faith in Chelsea's plan, despite elimination from the EFL Cup semi-finals at the hands of Arsenal.

"It is not right to take only one game to make a decision to understand. There is a programme and a plan," he said. 

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Dzeko perfect after curious Crouch talk

Edin Dzeko

Chelsea's search for a new striker has led them towards Roma's Edin Dzeko, but not before weighing up moves for the likes of Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch and Ashley Barnes.

The right decision appears to have eventually been reached, with a proven performer in the Premier League now firmly in the Blues' sights.

Here, Goal takes a look at why former Manchester City frontman Dzeko is the perfect choice in a curious hunt for more firepower.