Chelsea’s search for a striker in January 2018 went in quite an odd direction after missing out on Edin Dzeko.

Antonio Conte was desperate for another striker and had identified Dzeko as the one he wanted.

But the Chelsea and Roma couldn’t agree on a deal and the transfer eventually fell through.

After missing out on Dzeko, Chelsea were linked with all manner of big strikers, from Ashley Barnes to Peter Crouch.

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They eventually settled on Olivier Giroud who joined from Arsenal for £18m.

Although he reached the Champions League final with Roma last season, Dzeko never looked settled after Chelsea’s interest.

The Bosnian’s body language has been poor this season with people suggesting he wants a move elsewhere.

And Dzeko has reiterated his desire to return to the Premier League one day.

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In light of Dzeko’s comments, Maurizio Sarri should consider going back in for him to finally sign that elusive goal-scoring striker.

Giroud and Alvaro Morata are both going through a barren spell, with fans growing increasingly frustrated with the pair.

But Dzeko – a player with Premier League experience – could come in and score immediately.

Whilst he may not be a spring chicken anymore at 32 years of age, it wouldn’t cost a lot to sign him.

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And with his know-how and ruthlessness in front of goal, Dzeko could finally fill the shoes left by Diego Costa and take some of the goal-scoring responsibilities away from Eden Hazard.