Serie A giants are desperate to sign €30m-rated Chelsea defender

Emerson Palmieri’s agent has said that Inter Milan and Juventus are interested in signing him. The 25-year-old left-back was a regular for the London club at the start of the campaign, but the emergence of Reece James has seen him on the bench a few times.

Currently valued at €30m, Palmieri has played 18 matches for the London club across all tournaments, providing an assist against Lille. Emerson was linked to Bianconeri as Old Lady were eyeing a move for him during the summer.

Now, Emerson’s agent Luis Fernando Garcia has said that along with the Serie A champions, Nerazzurri are interested in him as well. He said: “We are well aware of the interest of Juventus but also of Inter. So far there has been no talk of a transfer with Blues, nor has there been any official offer.

I believe that until May there will be no official bids from the two clubs. In the summer we will decide what to do.” Reece James has been doing quite well for the London club which has seen him often start at right-back and skipper Cesar Azpilicueta switch to left-back while Italy international ends up on the bench.

However, the Italian defender has started in a few matches recently so the Blues may not be too eager to let go of him. Bianconeri might need a left-back as a backup for Alex Sandro, and Emerson could be a suitable option. Provided Inter manages to sign the defender, he could end up playing as a left midfielder.