Juventus have reportedly ‘made contact’ with Chelsea over signing Emerson Palmieri in the January transfer window.
The 25-year-old has struggled to cement his place in the Blues side this season under new boss Frank Lampard .
He started the campaign as first choice left-back but injury ruled him out for a run of games and he has been unable to get his place back.
The Italy international is a talented defender who is liked by former Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, now Juventus boss.
The Old Lady currently rotate Alex Sandro and Mattia De Sciglio in the left-back role but are looking for further reinforcements.
And according to Italian publication Calciomercato , the club have made contact with Chelsea over Palmieri.
And Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici is said to be determined to orchestrate a January swoop.
The Blues paid Roma £17m plus £7.5m in add-ons for the defender in 2018 and it is unclear how much it will take to prize him away.
Juventus have reportedly ‘made contact’ with Chelsea over signing Emerson Palmieri
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The Chelsea squad is expected to undergo a substantial overhaul in the mid-season transfer window after their ban on registering players last summer.
Pedro and Olivier Giroud are touted for exits with Willian yet to sign a contract extension with just six months left on his Blues deal.
Lampard has started his tenure at Stamford Bridge in fine fettle and has led the team into the Premier League top four at the turn of the year.
The likes of Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Reece James, and Fikayo Tomori, have all flourished in their first season in the first-team.
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The club will not want to upset to apple cart too much in January but they have been linked with signing several big games.
Borussia Dortmund superstar Jadon Sancho is one name being mentioned, as well as RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner.