Out of favor, Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmeri could be on the move this summer with Italian side Inter Milan being touted as his potential destination.
The defender looks set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after agreeing on personal terms with Inter Milan, The left-back who came to Chelsea in the winter of 2018 is out of Frank Lampard’s plans and is supposedly ready to pen a five-year deal with the Italian club.
Lampard is currently looking to overhaul his squad ahead of next season. The club hopes to make wholesale changes and bring in a host of new faces.
Left-back is a position Lampard has identified as somewhere the Blues can strengthen, with neither Emerson nor Marcos Alonso consistently impressing the manager this season. Alonso is a decent player but he leaves defense vulnerable and more suited being a left wing-back.
Both players have been linked with moves away from the west London club, it appears that Emerson may be first out the door, according to reports from Italy.
With the defender looking for consistent first-team football, Inter is hoping to strike lucky with the defender and bring him back to Italy this summer. He’d reunited with his former boss Antonio Conte who bought him at Chelsea. The two parties have reportedly already agreed on personal terms, which will see Emerson sign a five-year contract worth €2.2m (£1.9m) per year in wages. This will see him pocket a weekly sum of about £36,500 per week, a significant pay cut from his current £48,000-a-week Chelsea wage.
According to reports from BBC Sport, Offloading Emerson will not only see Chelsea pocket some extra cash but it will also free up space in the left-back position.
Chelsea could profit from the sale of the defender to raise funds as they look to pocket a fee of €20m (£17.9m) for Emerson. This would bolster their hunt for Sergio Reguilon and Ben Chilwell.