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Chelsea star convinced to make Serie A return; opening bid submitted

Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri has reportedly been convinced to join Napoli this summer, with an opening bid already submitted by the Serie A side.

New Partenopei boss Luciano Spalletti is keen on reuniting with the Italy international, who is currently preparing for the huge Euro 2020 final against England at Wembley. Emerson could even start against the Three Lions after impressing in the semi-final win over Spain.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Napoli have placed an opening bid between €8m and €10m bid to sign the former Roma man, who joined the Blues in January 2018.

The 26-year-old’s current contract expires in June 2022. However, Chelsea do have an option to extend his stay at the club until 2023.

The report adds that Spalletti has already spoken to Emerson about returning to his homeland. But there are no details of what sort of contract the player has been offered.

Both Gazzetta and Sky Sport Italia state that Napoli will meet Emerson’s agent next week.

If he does sign up in Naples, he will join fellow Italy full-back Giovanni Di Lorenzo in the side. The duo are both expected to start against England at Wembley.

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