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Chelsea defender pushing for Lazio transfer

Chelsea defender pushing for Lazio transfer

Emerson Palmieri news

Emerson eyes Lazio move

Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri is reportedly keen on reuniting with manager Maurizio Sarri at Lazio.

Sarri previously managed Chelsea for a solitary campaign between 2018 and 2019. He has since been linked with signing several Blues players.

One of them has been Emerson, who is looking for a fresh challenge.

He was loaned out to Lyon during the previous campaign, but the French outfit decided against triggering the buy-out clause that was available.

The Italian has returned to the west London giants as a result, but he could be on the move soon with Sarri keen on a reunion with him at Lazio.

Emerson's current deal with the Blues expires in June 2024. Lazio are likely to propose a season-long loan with an option to buy.

It remains to be seen whether the Blues consider the proposal. They could be tempted to offload him on a permanent basis this time.

Juventus and Napoli have also been credited with an interest in him.