Latest Chelsea transfer rumours: Emerson Palmieri to Napoli, Walukiewicz battle, Pato return

Chelsea continued their Champions League campaign yesterday evening with a comfortable 4-0 win over Russian side Krasnodar.

Goals from Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, and Christian Pulisic were too much for the home side.

Two of the Blues ‘ new summer signings scored in the comprehensive away win, and with the January window now just two months away from opening, Frank Lampard could be looking at continuing his spending spree.

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Here are the latest Chelsea transfer rumours.

Emerson “dream” for Napoli

Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri is the “dream” signing for Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso, according to transfer specialist Ciro Venerato.

The Italian defender was linked with a move away from the Blues throughout the summer transfer window, but a deal never materialised.

However, Venerato has revealed that Gattuso, whilst looking at other options for the left-back role, is still targeting Emerson.

Emerson has once again been linked with an exit from Chelsea. (Image: Chris Lee – Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
(Image: Chris Lee – Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

The journalist said (via Area Napoli ): “As for the incoming market, I can name some. Giannoulis is a concrete goal for the left-back position.

“Napoli intends to take a left-back.

“Gattuso’s dream is Emerson Palmieri at Chelsea.”

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Blues keeping tabs on Walukiewicz

Chelsea and Manchester United are both “keeping tabs” on Cagliari defender Polish defender Sebastian Walukiewicz, according to 90Min.

The report claims that the Blues and United are just two of the sides interested in the 20-year-old Poland international.

Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid and Lazio are the other sides interested in his services.

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