- The Nerazzurri are keen on a move for Chelsea left-back, Emerson Palmieri.
- Emerson Palmeri is desperate to make an impact in the Premier League.
- Emerson prefers to Chelsea stay after making his way into the first team.
Italian international, Emerson Palmieri is happy at Chelsea even though he is on Inter Milan radar. The former Roma defender forced his way into Sarri’s plan at Stamford Bridge after playing as a second fiddle to Marcos Alonso for the first 18 months of his Chelsea career.
Emerson has attracted interest from major clubs in the Italian Serie A and was rumored to make a return to Italy despite moving to West London in January 2018.
The Italian international has instructed his representatives not to look for a move away from Stamford Bridge as he intends to push for a permanent starting role under Maurizio Sarri.
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Underfire Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti is a huge fan of Emerson, having successfully grown him during his time at Roma. Emerson Palmieri is keen to remain at Stamford Bridge and has spoken on how he has adapted to life in England.
“It is true that in these last few months I have played a lot more, but I already felt I am a player who is well adapted to English football,” Emerson said ahead of his side’s 2-2 draw at home to Burnley.
“There is a lot more intensity to the game here, both going forward and certainly in the defensive phase so, without having learned to be more intense as a player, you could not play in my role here in England. I feel I’m well adapted to that.
“Here, at times, the tactics are left behind, and it becomes about intensity and strength so, if you are that kind of player, it’s easier to adapt yourself to the game here.”
The 24-year-old defender has 21 starts in all competitions this season, with 5 further substitute appearances, as Chelsea look to secure a place in the UEFA Champions League next season, either through a top-four finish in the Premier League or by winning the UEFA Europa League this season.
Meanwhile, Marcos Alonso has missed a week of training due to injury and his position at the club is threatened by the significant competition provided by Emerson.
Previously, we made a report on how Inter Milan was keen on making a transfer for Emerson.
Inter Milan are in the market for a new left back and they have identified Chelsea defender, Emerson Palmieri as an ideal option to fill that role given that the Italian has experience in the Serie A and is given little playing time by Maurizio Sarri.