Chelsea sign defender Emerson Palmieri from AS Roma on four-and-a-half-year-deal
Posted: 31 January 2018 Time: 08:41
Chelsea have completed the signing of Emerson Palmieri from AS Roma on a four-and-a-half year deal.
The left-back underwent a successful medical at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening and has since put pen to paper on a deal worth £17.6m plus £7m in add-ons.
The 23-year-old Brazilian told Chelsea's official website: "I came here because it's a great team with a great history. Today I am realising one of my dreams to pull on the shirt of such a great club.
"English football is something I have been watching since I was 15 years old. It is a really beautiful game over here but it is going to be even more beautiful to play it."
The Blues are believed to still be in negotiations with Serie A side Roma over the potential signing of striker Edin Dzeko, although the Bosnian's contract and wage demands are said to be holding up the deal.