Juventus ‘tried’ to sign Chelsea’s Emerson Palmieri in the recently concluded transfer window, according to Calciomercato.
The Turin club wanted to bring in a new left-back in order to provide cover and competition to Alex Sandro.
Emerson was identified as a target and the Serie A winners wanted to take the 26-year-old on a ‘loan with the right of redemption’.
The Blues would have accepted the Old Lady’s conditions, if there was no ‘fracture’ in the relationship between Frank Lampard and Marcos Alonso.
The Spaniard was allegedly involved in a heated argument with his manager during Chelsea’s 3-3 draw against West Bromwich Albion.
Since then, Juve’s ‘negotiation’ to sign Emerson ‘changed significantly’ and the London club were trying to push the ex-Fiorentina man out of Stamford Bridge instead.
The outlet states a move for Alonso, on loan with the right of redemption, was out of reach for the Italian champions, who also found the fullback’s demands ‘excessive’.
Juventus continued with their efforts for Emerson and intensified contacts with Chelsea on October 4th.
However, they failed in their attempts as there was ‘no time’ and ‘no room’ to reach an agreement to sign the Chelsea player.