Chelsea Open to Loan Deal for Lazio Target Emerson

By Apollo Heyes -

Lazio are still in the running for Emerson Palmieri and they’ve reportedly received a boost as Chelsea seem willing to send him out on loan.

The 27-year-old Italian-Brazilian spent last season on loan with Olympique Lyon, not finding space in Thomas Tuchel’s squad, and he had a good campaign in France, scoring one goal and providing two assists in 28 Ligue 1 appearances. Lyon didn’t make his stay permanent, so Chelsea are now looking around for a new taker.

As reported by Il Messaggero (via TMW), Chelsea are willing to send away Emerson on loan this summer, setting a buy option at around €10 million. This would make a deal very accessible for Lazio, so the Roman club may look to make a move once they’ve finalised the arrivals of Matias Vecino and Ivan Provedel.

Emerson is a favourite of Sarri and it’s clear that a new left back is needed this summer, with the current options being the unconvincing Elseid Hysaj and the adapted Adam Marusic.

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