Chelsea in talks to offload this out-of-favour star to Serie A giants for £13m

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Chelsea Transfer News: Emerson Palmieri emerges as target for Napoli

According to transfer news from The Sun, Chelsea outcast Emerson Palmieri has emerged as a target for Napoli. The two clubs are in talks with each other over the transfer fee which the Blues want is £13million. Napoli are hoping to get the player for around £10million.

Emerson has struggled massively to get any sort of game time this season. He has played a staggeringly low number of minutes, with most of them coming in cup competitions. Ben Chilwell has pretty much been Chelsea’s first-choice left-back/wingback.

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Even Marcos Alonso was given chances to impress in the role. Emerson has only been used in a handful of games through the season. His long spells on the bench meant that he barely scraped through to the Italian side for the Euros.

Spalletti wants a reunion with Emerson

Now, the Italian full-back is said to be a transfer target for Napoli. The Serie A side want the full-back and are hoping to reduce the £13million asking price. Even though his wages are on the higher side, manager Luciano Spalletti wants the player. The pair have previously worked together at Roma.

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Emerson has just one year left on his current deal. This transfer window represents the only chance for Chelsea to make any money off the deal. Clearly, he is not a part of the first-team plans and we should allow him to leave, even if it is at a reduced value.

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