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Roma striker Edin Dzeko: 'Chelsea transfer talk in the past'

Edin Dzeko: 'Chelsea talk in the past'
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Roma striker Edin Dzeko admits to being flattered by the interest shown in him by Chelsea earlier this year, but is "happy" to remain at the Stadio Olimpico.

Edin Dzeko has stressed that he is "happy" at Roma and is ready to draw a line under the 'flattering' recent interest from Premier League champions Chelsea.

The Bosnia-Herzegovina international was rumoured to be the Blues' top striking target in January, only for a move to collapse late in the window and Olivier Giroud to join instead.

Roma sporting director Monchi revealed last month that the club would have offloaded the 31-year-old had Chelsea met his asking price, but Dzeko does not anticipate another offer being tabled.

"I am happy in Rome, with life in Rome and I don't like to look back at media rumours," he told SportsCenter. "They are sometimes true, sometimes just pumping for clicks.

"There was an offer, negotiations and I was really pleased that Chelsea wanted me. That is all I want to say about that, while I am enjoying [myself] in Rome."

Dzeko has scored more than 50 goals during his three years with Roma, 13 of which have come in the 2017-18 campaign.


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