Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri eyeing January bid for Chelsea full-back Emerson Palmieri

Emerson Palmieri
has grow to be a goal for Juventus (Picture: Danehouse/Getty Images)

Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri is plotting a raid on his former membership as he eyes a transfer for full-back Emerson Palmieri.

The Serie A champion are quick at left-back, with Alex Sandro the primary alternative in that place, however with little cowl afforded to Sarri behind the Brazilian.

Emerson has emerged as a goal for a January bid, with Sarri having been impressed with the 25-year-old throughout his one-season keep at Stamford Bridge during the last marketing campaign, studies Italian publication Calcio Mercato.

The Italy worldwide displaced Marcos Alonso as the primary alternative left-back at Chelsea, beginning the primary 5 video games of the Premier League season, earlier than succumbing to a thigh harm that has stored him out for the reason that dwelling defeat to Liverpool final month.

Chelsea could be loathed to lose Emerson, with a switch ban nonetheless in place till subsequent summer season and with manager Frank Lampard a fan of his attacking intentions from full-back.



The Brazilian-born defender was anticipated to signal a brand new contract final month, after his spectacular begin to the season, and the Blues could effectively reignite talks with Juve circling for his signature.

Sarri will press for a transfer for his former participant, although, after having to deploy Blaise Matuidi as emergency left-back earlier this season with Sandro out injured.

The veteran boss additionally has the choice of former Manchester City full-back Danilo, however desires a extra pure left-sided defender to compete with Sandro for a spot within the beginning XI.

However, Emerson spoke earlier this season of his love of life in west London, so he could not fancy a return to Italy any time quickly.

‘I arrived a year-and-a-half ago and I’m simply so comfortable at Chelsea,’ he advised Chelsea’s official web site. ‘Things have progressed naturally and I’m nonetheless younger, solely 25, so I’ve a number of potential and much more to present.

‘I’m feeling very comfortable and relaxed right here, which shall be necessary for my development. My ambition is all the time to do my finest and assist the staff in any manner I can.’

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