Chelsea defender Emerson has been linked with a January loan spell to Italy | Instant News

Publication date: Friday 23 October 2020 9:23

Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri is likely to be loaned out to Italy in January, according to reports.

The chances of the Brazilian national team have been reduced under manager Frank Lampard upon Ben Chilwell’s arrival from Leicester City.

He is also behind fellow defender Marcos Alonso in the squad’s pecking order.

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According to Sky Sports Italia (via Daily Express), Juventus and Inter Milan are both monitoring the situation and are likely to submit loan offers in January.

The two Italian giants had registered their interest in Emerson before, but failed to sign him during the summer window.

Chelsea it seems sold the 26-year-old outfit for resale in June, which sparked interest from Inter boss Antonio Conte.

Juve have now joined them in their pursuit of the player.

Emerson has yet to appear in the Premier League this campaign. Only two of his appearances so far have been in the Carabao Cup.

Alonso and Chilwell have shared left-back duties for the first five games.

Emerson has played 57 times for the Blues since moving from Rome in January 2018. He signed a contract for a fee of £ 26 million.

Alonso has also been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge. The Spain international is thought to be in talks with Inter about transfers.

After spent over £ 220 million in the summer, Lampard’s men have made a seemingly average start to the season by their own high standards.

They have beaten Brighton and Crystal Palace convincingly, but also dropped points to Southampton and West Brom.

Their result means they currently sit eighth in the Premier League table.

Lampard will expect more consistency their time play Man Utd in the big games this weekend. It will be an interesting one that can rely on how United handle new striker Timo Werner.

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