Agent of Chelsea star confirms exit is looming as Inter wait in wings

Date published: Monday 31st August 2020 4:56 - Robert McCarthy

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The agent of a Chelsea star has confirmed there is a strong chance his client will leave this summer, as Inter Milan eye a deal.

The Italian media have been suggesting for months that both Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso will quit Stamford Bridge this summer.

And now they have taken it one step further with some quotes from Emerson’s agent.

The future of the duo is up for debate again after the Blues completed a big-money deal for Ben Chilwell.

The England left-back completed a £50m switch to Chelsea last week. However, a heel injury is likely to mean the Blues keep hold of one of their back-ups for now.

That would appear to be Alonso, after Emerson’s representative commented on the 26-year-old’s future.

Both Inter and Juventus have been linked with a move for Emerson, but it appears the latter have the edge.

His agent Fernando Garcia told FcInter1908, as cited by Sport Witness, said: “[Any] Chance he will leave Chelsea? Yes, this possibility exists.

“I haven’t talked to the London club yet. I can only say that Inter are interested in the player. We’ll see…”

With the agent confirming Inter’s interest in the left-back, it could mean a reunion with former Blues boss Antonio Conte.

Emerson has made just six appearances in all competitions for Chelsea in 2020, three of which came in January and three after the restart.



Meanwhile, Chelsea plan to carry on spending and will likely target a new goalkeeper next following the signing of Kai Havertz.

Frank Lampard’s side appear set to be the biggest player in the 2020 summer transfer window.


Deals for exciting forwards Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech have already been completed. The defence has also been bolstered too with Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva also signing.

Next on the agenda for Chelsea is Havertz.

A deal is now reported to be close with the midfielder missing Bayer Leverkusen’s pre-season fitness tests. Bild believes the deal will go through in a matter of days.

Once a deal for Havertz has gone through, Chelsea will switch their focus to signing a new goalkeeper.

Kepa Arrizabalaga’s erratic form over the last two seasons has seen him lose his place in the side. It’s also led to speculation linking Chelsea to several big-money replacements.

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