- Current club: Italy national football team
- Date of Birth: 27 November 1964
- Birthplace: Iesi, Iesi, Italy
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Chelsea are reportedly demanding around €20m for Emerson Palmieri amid the high-profile interest from Serie A clubs.
Italian defender Emerson has said that he will look for a fresh challenge away from Chelsea when the transfer window reopens in January.
Chelsea left-back Emerson has acknowledged that he is discontent with the lack of playing time under manager Frank Lampard this term.
Italy manager Roberto Mancini has urged Emerson to pursue a fresh challenge away from Chelsea in order to enhance his chances of representing the national team.
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Italian sports journal Corriere dello Sport writes that Juventus are in pole-position to land highly-rated Italian international midfielder Sandro Tonali. The 21-year-old, who was nurtured in the youth ranks at Brescia, is starting to fulfil his huge potential with the Rondinelle this term, and a summer move to one of Italy’s heavyweight clubs has always looked like the inevitable outcome.
Italian midfield star Nicolo Zaniolo could miss this summer’s European Championships after rupturing his cruciate knee ligament as Roma lost 2-1 to Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday night. This will come as a huge setback for the Giallorossi, who will now look for a replacement in the January transfer window and it will be equally concerning for Azzurri boss Roberto Mancini, who was in the stands for the weekends big Serie A showdown.
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According to reports in Italy, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are set to compete with each other for the signing of promising youngster Sandro Tonali. The scouts from both City and PSG were reportedly in attendance in Brescia's 0-0 draw with Fiorentina.
Chelsea have reportedly received a positive injury update on defender Emerson ahead of the Premier League clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend.