Chelsea are interested and have started talking over a possible move for Emerson Palmieri from Italian club AS Roma, the player’s agent confirmed an outlet.
The London club has been linked with a definite interest and will to buy for Roma left back Palmieri, and now the defender’s agent Fernando Garcia told Calciomercato that talks are ongoing between clubs.
“There’s still nothing certain, we are in a stage of discussion and evaluations,” Garcia told the Italian outlet.
Also Palmieri’s agent confirmed that if talks are successful the deal will be done by the end of the Winter transfer window, and said that both clubs are in contact regarding the transfer.
Emerson Palmieri has been eyed by Antonio Conte to strengthen his defense and bring someone who can provide competition for their current first choice Marcos Alonso. The Spanish defender joined them from Fiorentina and so far has been a valuable member of the squad.
Marcos Alonso will have a competition in Palmieri’s presence
Palmieri, 23, has been mostly out with a knee injury this season so far, and has played only a quarter of hour for the Italian side this season. But the Chelsea boss is keen to bring him at the Stamford Bridge, as Sun reported.
But the former Brazil youth international is said to be very excited about his proposed move to Chelsea, mainly because of the Blues boss Antonio Conte.
“It would be a dream,” said Garcia, something emulating his client’s thoughts.
“Conte is a top manager, one of the best and most successful in the world,” he added.
Agent says a move to Chelsea will be dream for Palmieri
Palmieri recently changed his international allegiance to Italy and cost Roma £1.7 million from Brazilian club Santos. And the Premier League club will have to pay around £20 million to acquire his signature, according to sources. He can also feature for Chelsea in the Champions League as he hasn’t yet played for Roma in the competition this season.
Palmieri was a subject of interest last season as well, with reports coming that Inter Milan and Liverpool interested in him, the left back decided to stay in Roma and said that he is happy in Rome.
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