• Pierce O'Malley

Chelsea left-back hands in transfer request

Italian media outlets have reported that Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri is close to joining Inter Milan for a fee of 25 million Euros. The two clubs have an agreement in principle over a 25 million loan with an obligation to buy for the Brazilian born but Italian naturalized left-back.

It is only a matter of time until Inter wrap up the signing of the 25 year-old who has failed to cement a starting spot in Lampard's side. Chelsea have been rumored to be in the market for a new left-back and it is no surprise that the Brazilian wants to leave Stamford Bridge.

Palmieri has only featured in 14 matches so far for the Blues this season. The Italian international has not recorded any goals or assists for Chelsea this season but has accumulated three yellow cards. Not a great record for a left-back trying to break into a fast moving Chelsea side. Emerson's contract is due to expire in 2022 and is looking to refresh his career somewhere he is valued more and guaranteed regular first team football.

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