Serie A giants renewed interest in £75,000-a-week Chelsea defender

By | November 28, 2020

Juventus are ready to revive their interest in forgotten Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri. Emerson, signed under Antonio Conte’s reign, has proven to be a useful alternative to the unreliable Marcos Alonso at left-back for Chelsea. He has yet to feature in the PL so far this campaign, with his four games shared between the UCL and Carabao Cup.

However, with the acquisition of Ben Chilwell from Leicester City in the summer, Italy international has fallen even further down the ranks under the English coach. With no sign of things changing for Emerson in SW6, you wouldn’t be surprised if he opted to depart in the upcoming winter transfer window.

Bianconeri would be prepared to offer Palmieri a come back to Italy, with Andrea Pirlo’s men, thought to have been following him for some time. The report suggests that there is eagerness in both sides to get the deal done, so it looks as though it’ll come down to the usual, the financial intricacies involved.

The 26-year-old player has largely been used as a deputy to Marcos Alonso over the past year-and-a-half at Chelsea. But the arrival of Ben Chilwell from Leicester City in the summer has seen him falling further down the pecking order. Now they seem to be preparing another attempt to get the Italian defender in winter.

Andrea Pirlo took charge of the Old Lady earlier in the summer and has been attempting to rebuild the ageing squad of the Turin giants. He was heavily linked with a swoop for the Italian defender, with some reports even suggesting that the Blues rejected an offer from them for the left-back.