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Lazio in talks with Chelsea over Emerson

Thu 23 June 2022 | 12:31

Chelsea are set to sell their left-back and Lazio have begun talks.

Lazio

have reportedly begun talks with

Chelsea

to sign

Emerson Palmieri

.

During Maurizio Sarri's time at Chelsea, the Brazil-born left-back played under him and won the 2018-19 Europa League title. Having a history in Roma, he spent last season on loan in Lyon and had the option of extending his loan spell for another season. Lyon could also sign him permanently for €15 million, but according to Italian sources, Lyon have told Chelsea that they do not intend to keep the Italian defender, either on loan or permanently.

Lazio boss Sarri is trying to work with his former defender but is aware that it will be difficult to reach an agreement with the Blues. The Blues have announced the price of their defender at 15 million euros, but he will have to reduce his salary to join Lazio. Emerson currently earns €5 million a year from Chelsea, but last season agreed to cut his salary by 50%.

Juventus are also monitoring the Italian defender, but must sell Luca Pellegrini and Alex Sandro before that.

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