Here are your Chelsea evening headlines for Thursday, December 17.
Conte wants Emerson
Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is reportedly keen to bring Emerson Palmieri to Inter Milan.
Emerson has slipped down the left-back pecking order since the summer arrival of Ben Chilwell, and either he or Marcos Alonso could be sold next month as Frank Lampard looks to trim his squad.
Both have been linked with moves away from Stamford Bridge, but now Corriere dello Sport via Sport Witness reports that Conte only has one name in mind regarding Inter’s potential investment at the left-back position and that’s Emerson.
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The Italian international has 18 months remaining on his deal and the report adds that Chelsea would only accept a definitive sale as they look to cash in before the 26-year-old enters the final year of his contract.
Tomori loan deal agreed
Chelsea have reportedly already agreed their first deal of the January transfer window.
TalkSPORT journalist Alex Crook reports that Fikayo Tomori will leave the club on a six-month loan deal as he looks to gain more regular playing time, with Ligue 1 side Rennes in pole position to sign the 22-year-old.
He said on talkSPORT: “It’s almost certain that he will leave Stamford Bridge on loan next season, he’s only featured in one Premier League or Champions League game this season.
“There was interest from West Ham in the summer, but he walked away from a move to the London Stadium at the eleventh hour on Deadline Day.
“Leeds have also expressed an interest, but I’m told Rennes is now the most likely destination for Tomori. They tried to sign him as part of Edouard Mendy’s move to Chelsea and talks have remained ongoing.”
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