Not only is Edin Dzeko resisting Chelsea, but there are reports Emerson Palmieri might not leave Roma for Stamford Bridge either.
It was all set for a double deal, the two Giallorossi players making the move to London for a total €55m plus bonuses.
However, over the last 24 hours, both transfers seem to be falling apart at the seams.
First Roma director of sport Monchi declared on Wednesday that the offer for Dzeko was “not interesting” enough to accept, then rumours emerged the Bosnia international wanted a contract to June 2020 when Chelsea are at most proposing a deal to 2019.
Now Sky Sport Italia claim Chelsea are turning their focus away from Emerson Palmieri and instead asked Paris Saint-Germain for the availability of Layvin Kurzawa.
Emerson has only just returned to action after six months out with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and there might be some concerns paying €25-30m for a player whose fitness levels are uncertain.
Antonio Conte complained in a Press conference last night that the club does not necessarily listen to his requests on the transfer market and he could’ve been referring to this drift away from his chosen targets.