The next transfer window opens in around six weeks time, and clubs are beginning to plan what moves they will be making.
Chelsea were very busy during the last window, and they could find themselves in the same situation this winter.
This is because they still have a lot of players who are surplus to requirements in their squad, and players who will be looking to head out in January in order to get some more game time.
Left back Emerson Palmieri could be one of them after falling behind Ben Chilwell at Chelsea for that regular left back spot.
Frank Lampard will surely be sending either Emerson or Marcos Alonso out on loan in January and will not continue with three left backs.
Napoli are working on a deal to take Emerson on loan in the winter window, according to the paper edition of Italian daily newspaper Corriere dello Sport, as cited by Sempre Inter.