Earlier today, we covered a variety of articles regarding the future of Emerson Palmieri.
The Chelsea defender is a wanted man despite his minimal game time at Stamford Bridge over the past two seasons, and it was believed that Lazio, Inter and Napoli could all be after him this summer.
Luciano Spalletti, who recently took charge in Naples, has already worked with the left-back during his time as AS Roma manager, and it was said the player had ‘given his approval’ to reuniting with the 62-year-old.
Gazzetta dello Sport back that up somewhat, explaining that it’s ‘unlikely’ that Chelsea will keep Palmieri until the end of his contract, which runs out in 2022, and that a fee of around €8-10m could be enough to convince them to ‘close the deal’.
That being said, Aurelio De Laurentiis, always trying to do what’s best for his club, ‘isn’t in a rush’ and could even wait until after the Euros to make a move.
It’s a risk, since Palmieri will likely play under Roberto Mancini and therefore could see his price go up, but it appears to be one the Napoli owner is willing to take.