Juventus And Inter Milan Steps Closer To Sealing A Move For Chelsea’s Defender Emerson (See Details)
The 25-year-old is in demand, with options in Italy should he get pushed out of Stamford Bridge in the close to future.
Juventus, Inter and Napoli are all monitoring Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri’s situation at Stamford Bridge, sources have informed Goal.
However, Emerson is nevertheless hoping his long-term future stays at Chelsea.
Napoli are considering changing Mario Rui or Faouzi Ghoulam with the Italy international in the subsequent transfer window, with the latter having been left out of the club’s Champions League squad this season.
Emerson had fallen out of favour before play was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, with the 25-year-old not making Frank Lampard’s matchday squad in 4 of the club’s 5 most latest Premier League matches.
Lampard has insisted that he has yet to make any firm choices over the future of his players and Emerson is hopeful of convincing the club that his future stays in west London.
However, Italy manager Roberto Mancini has been leading the calls for Emerson to return to Serie A amid a concern over a lack of appearances.
“It would be best if Emerson Palmieri, who hasn’t played much for Chelsea, should come and play in Italy,” Mancini stated to Gazzetta dello Sport in March.
The Blues have been looking to improve at left-back for some time. Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell is an formidable primary target for the club however the transfer fee ought to prove sizeable after Manchester United set an expensive precedent in their £80 million (€91m/$98m) deal for Harry Maguire last summer.
Porto’s Alex Telles is presently on hand for £35m (€40m/$44m) due to his release clause and is on the Blues’ radar, whilst Getafe’s loan sensation from Barcelona Marc Cucurella is in addition down the shortlist.
Interestingly, Napoli additionally have an interest in Cucurella, who ought to be signed by Getafe from Barca ahead of a sale this summer at around £23m (€25m/$28m).
Marcos Alonso additionally drew interest from Inter in January however Chelsea priced Antonio Conte’s side out of a move by asking for £32m (€35m/$38m).
Football clubs are continuing to contact agents amid the Covid-19 crisis however they are unable to make concrete plans with no dates set for a return to play or indeed when the transfer window may re-open.
The ongoing public health troubles are having economic consequences on clubs too, which is sooner or later set to affect the future of the market when it eventually re-opens.
The Premier League announced on Friday that it will give £125m ($153m) to EFL and National League clubs and a similarly £20m ($24m) to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). They additionally stated that the league remains suspended till further notice from the Government.