Juventus trying to ‘accelerate’ rare swap deal with Chelsea

Date published: Friday 16th April 2021 1:50 - Matthew Briggs

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Juventus are trying to “accelerate” a swap deal with Chelsea involving Alex Sandro and Emerson Palmieri, which would reportedly suit all parties.

Sandro has been a target for Chelsea for years and new boss Thomas Tuchel is understood to be a fan. In fact the German coach tried to sign the full-back while he was in charge of Paris Saint-Germain. And now he may well get the perfect opportunity to sign the 30-year-old, who is believed to be keen on a transfer to Stamford Bridge.

The prospect of playing under Tuchel appeals to Sandro, according to Corriere Torino.

Juventus are also aiming to cut costs this summer, and, according to Calciomercato, getting Sandro’s salary off the wage bill would be beneficial. Sandro is understood to earn around £100,000-a-week at Juventus.

Juve have their sights on a swap deal which will see left-back Emerson move to Turin. The defender has been frozen out under Tuchel and has only made the bench since the German took over in December.

What’s more the Old Lady think they could land Emerson for around half the weekly wage of Sandro.

Emerson coy 

There has been no mention of an added fee for either player, so a straight swap deal, albeit rare, could well take place.

When asked abut his future, former Santos player Emerson has remained coy. Both AC Milan and Napoli have been linked as well as  Inter Milan.

Antonio Conte brought him to west London and the Italian is now in charge of the Serie A table-toppers. Therefore the link is obvious although there is likely to be competition.

Tuttosport (via Sport Witness) are suggesting he is now Inter Milan’s ‘favourite’ target for the left-back position. Juve though could have the ace card of offering Sandro in exchange.

Back in March Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia reportedly put a £17m (€20m) price on Palmieri’s head. 

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