Emerson Palmieri is long linked with a Chelsea exit, and it looks like he is finally on his way out of South West London with his intermediaries traveling to Naples today to try and seal a move back to Italy.
That’s according to Corriere del Mezzogiorno via Sports witness, who insist that there is still no agreement in place about a potential move to Napoli.
Ben Chilwell’s arrival pushes Emerson further down the pecking order and an exit is definitely in line.
With Napoli, Antonio Conte’s Inter has also expressed reasonable interest in Emerson.
But it seems that a move to Napoli is in making with Corriere del Mezzogiorno claiming Emerson’s intermediaries meeting at Castel Volturno. The newspaper writes that Napoli are proposing €1.5m per-year salary cut to his current €4m per-year contract at Chelsea.
More to Gennaro Gattuso’s hurdles, Napoli need to work out a deal with Chelsea as they prefer a permanent sale over Napoli’s proposal of loan with a right to buy.
Emerson is a salable asset which needs to be sold on permanent basis to make sense, as Chelsea need to balance their books following their recent spending spree.
Either way, Emerson looks off…