Key condition revealed for Serie A giants to make move for Chelsea man

Date published: Friday 7th February 2020 9:32

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Juventus will only be able to pursue Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri if they sell one of their current full-backs first, it is claimed.

Emerson has long been linked with a return to Italy, where he used to play for Palermo and then Roma, from whom Chelsea signed him in January 2018.

The left-back is tipped to reunite with Maurizio Sarri at Juventus, who only have Alex Sandro as a recognised, senior option in the position until Luca Pellegrini returns from his loan spell at Cagliari in the summer.

Hence, the Serie A champions continue to be linked with bringing in a reinforcement, with Emerson among the leading candidates.

Tuttosport (via Sport Witness) reveal that Emerson has been identified as a top target for Juventus in the summer – but they will only be able to sign him if one of Sandro or Mattia De Sciglio is sold first.

Paris Saint-Germain full-back Layvin Kurzawa had also been linked with Juventus in January, in a move that could have pushed Sandro away, but the transfer failed to materialise (as did one that would have seen the Frenchman head to Arsenal).

Therefore, Emerson has returned to the agenda – but there will have to be a departure to facilitate his arrival.

 

Emerson is not the only Chelsea defender linked with a move away, as fellow left-back Marcos Alonso has been lined up for a reunion with another former Blues boss, Antonio Conte, at Inter Milan.

However, Conte faces competition from Bayern Munich and Juventus themselves in the race for the Spaniard, who has been overtaken in the pecking order by Emerson this season.

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